Stanley Jointer Plane - No. 7C

stanley 7 C corrugated plane
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Review By: I.Ball


Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Jointer

Model No: 7C

The Stanley jointer plane number 7C is basically identical to the Stanley number 7 with the exception of the sole. The sole of the number 7C has a series of parallel grooves running the length of the sole.

This type of sole is referred to as a corrugated sole. The 'C' in the model number '7C' stands for 'corrugated'.

The idea behind the corrugated plane is the sole has less friction when planing, particularly as the board becomes true. The smoothness of the planing can be improved further by lubricating the sole with oil/wax etc.



1.

Plane Construction

stanley plane no 7 corrugated

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: rosewood

Plane finish: black


stanley plane no 7c

Stanley 7 Corrugated Plane Markings

"Bailey" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.

"No. 7" - found on the top face at the rear.


2.

Plane Construction

stanley plane no 7 C

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:
rosewood / beech

Plane finish:
black

Stanley 7 Corrugated Plane Markings

"Bailey" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.

"Made In England" or "Made In USA" - found on the top face between front knob and blade.

"No. 7" - found on the top face at the rear.

"Stanley" - found on the lever cap face.


3.

Plane Construction

stanley plane no 7 C

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:
bakelite

Handle and knob:
beech

Plane finish:
black


stanley plane no 7c

Stanley 7 Corrugated Plane Markings

"Bailey" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.

"Made In England" or "Made In USA" - found on the top face between front knob and blade.

"No. 7" - found on the top face at the rear.

"Stanley" - found on the lever cap face.


4.

Manufactured Dates

<1898 - 1960>

5.

Plane Also Known As

Stanley Jointer Plane no. 7C
Stanley Bench Plane no. 7C
Stanley Wood-Work Plane no. 7C
Stanley Hand Plane no. 7C
Stanley Corrugated Plane no. 7C

6.

Further Information

Further information on the Stanley plane number 7 corrugated can be found in the many Stanley tool catalogues produced from the 19th Century through to the current day. Additional information to this Stanley number 7C plane review can also be found in many different trade catalogues as well as reference books which are dedicated to discussing Stanley tools.

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