Marples Jointer Plane - No. 7

marples plane m 7
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Marples M7 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Marples

Plane Type: Jointer

Model No: M7


The Marples Jointer Plane No. M7 also referred to as the Marples Jointer Plane No. 7 is a 22 inch (559mm) long plane fitted with a 2 3/8" (61mm) wide plane blade.

The body is coated in a distinctive red finish.

The plane body is marked 'Marples, M 7, Sheffield, England' and the Marples Shamrock logo with the lever cap also being marked 'Marples'.

This plane was made by William Marples who at the time and for many years was a prolific tool maker. William Marples specialised in many hand tools with Marples probably best known for their chisels. Marples also made hand planes, originally wooden planes and then produced a range of metal planes.

marples m 7 plane

The Marples number 7 is made with an iron body, frog, lever cap, cap iron, cutter, lateral adjuster, rear wooden handle and front knob.

There was a pretty standard pattern for these bench planes at the time with Stanley and Record being the main makers. The M7 was made to the Stanley no. 7 and Record 07 patterns but with a few subtle differences and the obvious cosmetic differences.

For general details of this pattern ot plane, see the Record 07 plane review

Plane Construction

marples plane no 7

Body and frog:
cast iron

Lever cap:
cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron:
best quality steel

best quality steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut: brass

Handle and low knob: often rosewood

Plane finish: red

marples jointer plane

Marples 7 Plane Markings

"BMarples, M 7, Sheffield" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.

"England" and the Shamrock logo - found on the top face at the very rear of the plane.

"Marples" - found on the lever cap face.

marples plane M7

Plane Dimensions

559mm (22 inch)


Manufactured Dates

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marples 7 plane

Plane Also Known As

Marples Jointer Plane no. M7
Marples Bench Plane no. M7
Marples Wood-Work Plane no. M7
Marples Hand Plane no. M7
Marples Long Red Plane no. M7


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