Marples Spokeshave M151 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Spokeshaves
Tool Type: Spokeshave
Model No: M151 / M151R
This review is about the old Marples M151 / M151R spokeshaves made by
William Marples of Sheffield. These spokeshaves are often simply referred
to as Marples 151 spokeshaves.
On later versions, certainly by 1965 they were referred to as MA151's.
The Marples Spokeshave M151 was an adjustable spokeshave made in a flat soled and a round soled version.
The version with the flat sole was advertised as the Marples M151 whereas the curved sole version was advertised as the Marples M151R; with the 'R' indicating the spokeshave has a 'Round bottom' and the 'M' indicating the plane is the 'Malleable Iron' version.
The Marples Spokeshave M-151 was in similar form to the
Stanley 151 spokeshave
with the main difference being the markings and the colour scheme.
The M151 spokeshave is 10" long with raised arms and fitted with a 54mm (2 1/8") wide spokeshave cutter.
The black lever cap is marked 'Marples'. I think the later model's lever cap was marked 'Marples, MA151' and may not have been black.
The red body has no markings.
The cutter on this Marples spokeshave was marked: 'W Marples, Sheffield, England'.
The blade depth of cut is controlled by loosening the lever cap and turning the two nuts at the top of the spokeshave blade.
"Marples" - found on the spokeshave lever cap face.
M151: <1937 - 1955>
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