Paragon 5 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Jack Planes
Manufacturer: GW - Paragon
Plane Type: Jack
Model No: 5
The GW Paragon jack plane number 5 is an English made jack plane made in
a similar style to most number 5 iron jack planes.
The plane is fitted with the typical frog, blade, cap iron, lever cap and hardwood handles.
The rear handle and front knob are made from a hardwood called Padauk.
The lever cap shape is slightly different to the most common Stanley and Record lever caps. The lever cap closely resembles the style and colours of the Millers Falls jack plane number 14 lever cap.
The blade adjuster at the rear of the frog is also slightly different to the Stanley and Record adjusters. The difference being the brass adjuster is solid with no hollow.
Body and frog:
cast iron with a plated finish
best quality steel
best quality steel
Depth adjuster wheel/nut:
Handle and knob:
"No 5" - found on the top face at the front of the plane between the blade and the front knob.
"Made in England" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane.
"Paragon" - found on the lever cap face.
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