Basic Block Plane Comparisons

Prior to 1950,  the Stanley No.9-1/2 - 19 Block Planes, inclusive, were not identified with model numbers on the See PURCHASING- Any item may be purchased by VISA/MC, money order, cashiers check or bank draft in U.S. Funds (purchases by money order, cashiers check or bank draft are held for 7 days pending receipt of remittance). State of Washington residents please add 8.4% sales tax to total amount of order. Prices as listed. To order, please call -360-452-2292 or email> bkPLACING ORDERS@olympus.net (except for the No.A18 and S18 planes).  Most of these planes differ only in 1) lever cap style, 2) plated or non-plated parts, 3) body length and 4) handle brackets as found on the No.9-3/4 and No.15-1/2 planes.  Stanley used this basic No.9-1/2   "platform" to interchange applicable parts for different models without physically marking the products.  By 1950,  production had been reduced to the No.9-1/4, 9-1/2, 18 and 18-1/4 planes which were stamped with model numbers.

Please note that there are minor style/type differences between the same plane models of earlier and later versions:  i.e. early No.9-1/2 without throat adjusting lever vs. later plane with lever, etc.

The No.60 - 65 Low Angle Block Plane series is not discussed here, but hopefully I will try to post some comparison information for those See PURCHASING- Any item may be purchased by VISA/MC, money order, cashiers check or bank draft in U.S. Funds (purchases by money order, cashiers check or bank draft are held for 7 days pending receipt of remittance). State of Washington residents please add 8.4% sales tax to total amount of order. Prices as listed. To order, please call -360-452-2292 or email> bkPLACING ORDERS@olympus.net, too.

 

Plane No.

Body Length

Finish & Physical Characteristics

Remarks

9-1/4

6"

Japanned Cap

Non-Adjustable Throat

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9-1/2

6"

Japanned Cap

Adjustable Throat

9-3/4

6"

Japanned Cap, Rear Handle Bracket

Adjustable Throat

15

7"

Japanned Cap

Adjustable Throat

15-1/2

7"

Japanned Cap, Rear Handle Bracket

Adjustable Throat

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16

6"

Plated Cap,  Knob & Adj. Wheel

Adjustable Throat

17

7"

Plated Cap,  Knob & Adj. Wheel

Adjustable Throat

18

6"

Knuckle Joint Cap, Plated Fittings

Adjustable Throat

18-1/4

6"

Knuckle Joint Cap, Plated Fittings

Non-Adjustable Throat

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A18

6"

Aluminum Body, Knuckle Joint Cap

Adjustable Throat

S18

6"

Steel Body, Knuckle Joint Cap

Adjustable Throat

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19

7"

Knuckle Joint Cap, Plated Fittings

Adjustable Throat

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Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012