Stanley Rebate Plane - No. 191

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Stanley 191 Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Rebate

Model No: 191

The Stanley 191 plane is a rabbet plane which is capable of both, with the grain (as standard) and cross grain work.

The plane can be laid flat on either side or used in the upright position, it can also be used left or right handed.

The Stanley 191 is made from cast iron, with an 8 inch long body and a 32mm (1 1/4 inch) wide cutter.

The blade is secured in place with the use of a small lever cap which is controlled with the use of a steel knurled nut.

The 191 was originally sold with a depth stop as well as two spurs.

The plane is finished in a black jappaning.

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The Stanley 191 was supplied in a Stanley cardboard box with a green label on the outside detailing the planes core details.

The 191 is very similar in appearance to the Stanley 78 rebate plane with main differences being the Stanley 191 doesn’t have a forward cutter position for bullnose work and the Stanley 191 is without a fence attachment.

The Stanley 191 had a good length manufacturing period but nowhere near as long as the long running Stanley 78.

Due to the age, shorter production run and probably less popularity, the 191 is a lot less common than the 78.

The Stanley 191 has a slightly wider companion in the form of the Stanley 190 rebate plane; see the Stanley 190 review for more information.


Plane Construction

Body and frog:
cast iron

Lever cap:
cast iron

best steel

Plane finish:


Plane Dimensions

8 inch

32mm (1 1/4 inch)

1.02 kg(2 1/4 lbs)


Plane Markings

"Stanley" - found on the flat plane side.

"No 191, Stanley, Made In USA" - found on the plane side behind the cutter.


Manufactured Dates

<1898 - 1958>


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