Marples M-40 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Plough Planes
Manufacturer: William Marples
Plane Type: Plough
Model No: M40
The William Marples plough plane number M40 is a small single armed plane with
the distinctive William Marples red finish.
The plane has a small fence and three plough plane blades.
This was the smallest model of plough plane. The plane was almost identical in design to the Record 040 plough plane.
The Marples M-40 consisted of a cast iron body, depth gauge, single arm fence, arm/rod, blade clamp and three steel cutters:
Advertised in 1937 as:
M40 Grooving Plane
With adjustable depth gauge, etc. Will cut grooves 1/2" deep up to 3" from edge, Complete with three cutters 1/8", 3/16", 1/4". Nickel plated fittings. 6/6 each.
Width Of Skate: 2.5mm
Fence Length: 81mm
Pole Hole Diameter: 7mm
Plane finish: red
"Marples" - righthand side only, rear half
No inscriptions on the blades
..1937 - 1965..
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