Reply To: Stanley Type 3 Jack Plane??

///Reply To: Stanley Type 3 Jack Plane??
Reply To: Stanley Type 3 Jack Plane?? 2017-09-08T07:09:16+00:00
Mike in TN
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Hi Cristopete,

Like Sides said, most collectors want their planes to be rare, and/or in pristine condition, Typing a plane can get complicated due to the fact that many manufacturers would continue to use up old inventory when assembling parts, where those parts are interchangeable, and many previous owners would change out parts over time. Later on, several manufacturers began producing “clones” of the Stanley planes and even the individual parts were interchangeable, so you have to look at each part of an old plane to make sure each part has all of the features of the original. Your plane definitely has some parts with the features of older types but my opinion is that you may have a “franken” plane with a part or parts from different planes. This isn’t a problem for a user as long as all the parts work well together.

Considering the condition, like Sides, I wouldn’t worry about hurting the collector value and would just go ahead and tune it up and put it to use which beats putting it under glass to look at.

Have fun

 

 

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