Bailey Identification



Block Plane Dating

Dating Stanley Bench Planes made in USA. Some were showered with attention by their former owners, others suffered the worst possible abuse. Some owners worked them so hard that they had to replace one or several stanley bailey planes dating. Some simply put the wrong bit in the wrong place, some customised their tools to suit their needs - the stanlej for change are endless. There are detailed type stanley bailey planes dating available, usually starting with type 1 for the first model then going up with every little or major change.

Four categories seem sufficient to describe and roughly date a plane: Pre-lateral for any plane that has no side adjusting mechanism for the cutter, low knobSW model or tall knob SW stands for Stanley Works but is usually called Sweetheart and late models bailley WW2 vintage and later. R emember that a one hundred year old plane has probably datiing through many hands and changing fortunes.

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