Paragon Jack Plane - No. 5

paragon jack plane 5
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Paragon 5 Review By: I.Ball


Category: Old Jack Planes

Manufacturer: GW - Paragon

Plane Type: Jack

Model No: 5

The GW Paragon jack plane number 5 is an English made jack plane made in a similar style to most number 5 iron jack planes.

The plane is fitted with the typical frog, blade, cap iron, lever cap and hardwood handles.

The rear handle and front knob are made from a hardwood called Padauk.

The lever cap shape is slightly different to the most common Stanley and Record lever caps. The lever cap closely resembles the style and colours of the Millers Falls jack plane number 14 lever cap.

The blade adjuster at the rear of the frog is also slightly different to the Stanley and Record adjusters. The difference being the brass adjuster is solid with no hollow.



1.

Plane Construction

paragon jack plane 5

Body and frog:
cast iron

Lever cap:
cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron:
best quality steel

Blade:
best quality steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut:
brass

Handle and knob:
padauk

Plane finish:
black


2.

Plane Markings

"No 5" - found on the top face at the front of the plane between the blade and the front knob.

"Made in England" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane.

"Paragon" - found on the lever cap face.


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