William Marples Plough Plane - No. M40

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Marples M-40 Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: William Marples

Plane Type: Plough

Model No: M40

The William Marples plough plane number M40 is a small single armed plane with the distinctive William Marples red finish.

The plane has a small fence and three plough plane blades.

This was the smallest model of plough plane. The plane was almost identical in design to the Record 040 plough plane.

The Marples M-40 consisted of a cast iron body, depth gauge, single arm fence, arm/rod, blade clamp and three steel cutters:

   - 1/8"
   - 3/16"
   - 1/4"


Additional Information

Advertised in 1937 as:

M40 Grooving Plane
With adjustable depth gauge, etc. Will cut grooves 1/2" deep up to 3" from edge, Complete with three cutters 1/8", 3/16", 1/4". Nickel plated fittings. 6/6 each.


Plane Construction

Width Of Skate: 2.5mm

Length: 136mm

Fence Length: 81mm

Pole Hole Diameter: 7mm

Plane finish: red


Plane Markings

"Marples" - righthand side only, rear half

No inscriptions on the blades


Manufactured Dates

..1937 - 1965..


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