Stanley 45 plane dating

19 Aug

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My question is on dating and identification of the different #45’s.

The Stanley #45 This thread will serve as a “companion” of sorts to the blog series that I’ll be working on with regards to the Stanley #45.

In the blog I will be taking pictures in a sort of step-by-step process for setting up and performing certain tasks with the #45.

This design removed the need to have multiple wooden planes for different sized grooves, dadoes, rabbets and beads. 45 - 55, was developed at the peak of the metal hand plane design era (late 1800's). 45 has been in production from the late 1800's to the middle of the 1900's with many different variants along the way.

Sharpen the beading and sash cutters on the flat surface only to maintain profile of cutter. to 5 (boxed) Special cutter set (23) .............0 to 0 (boxed) #5 nosing tool .......................... to 0 Complete set of hollows, rounds and nosing tool ......................0 to 0 (Prices for hollows and rounds include cutters) Special Notes on Stanley's No. 45 is the predecessor to one of the most ingenious planes ever designed, the No. Several English firms have manufactured a 45 style plane since Stanley discontinued production of it, but no modern version even comes close to the quality of Stanley's original.

Read the instruction manual and practice using this plane until you master the functions, and start out on softwood before going to hardwood. 45 is the stepping stone to proficiency with the No. to 5 # 6 hollow & round .................. to 0 # 8 hollow & round .................. 45 Stanley applied at least twenty improvements and design changes to the No. Stanley 45 planes are in big demand by woodworkers today, and in this author's opinion, they are undervalued considering that reproduction models cost about twice the current price of a vintage, good user quality Stanley No 45.

The first type had a thumbscrew for attaching it to the rods and had a tendency to break. 23 cutters Types I to 4 did not have a notch in the top of the cutters.

Later versions had a stronger solid piece of iron attached with a slotted screw. 21 cutters 1921........................................ A mechanical screw regulated the cutter adjustment wheel provision beginning in 1896 and later. These are usually missing and can sell by themselves for to .