Marples M7 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Jointer Planes
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.
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
Body and frog:
cast iron with a plated finish
best quality steel
best quality steel
Depth adjuster wheel/nut: brass
Handle and low knob: often rosewood
Plane finish: red
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.
559mm (22 inch)
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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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