Edward Preston Bullnose Plane - No. 1366

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Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Edward Preston

Plane Type: Bullnose

Model No: 1366

The Edward Preston bullnose plane 1366 is a small, narrow rebate plane.

The plane is 3" (7.6cm) long, 3/8" (9mm) wide and weighs approximately 142 grams (5 ounces).

The 1366 is fitted with a 3/8" (9mm) bevel edge cutter. The bevel edge is positioned in the plane with the bevel facing upwards (as with most/all bullnose planes).

The plane blade should be kept very sharp and the blade depth is set to an acceptable level. If the blade is too blunt or the blade depth is set to an ambitious level then the likely outcome will be a juddering plane action or the plane being completely halted due to the blade digging-in.

edward preston plane 1366

The 1366 requires the plane blade to be set manually by hand; there is no form of fine blade adjustment.

The plane blade is secured in place with the use of a Rosewood wedge.

The 1366 is a fixed bullnose plane; the body is not adjustable nor can the plane be converted to a chisel plane.

The Edward Preston bullnose plane 1366 was coated in a nickel plating. This plating is prone to coming off through years of use, as such these planes are often found today with partial plating cover or even no plating cover.

Planes Similar To The Edward Preston 1366

A similar version of this plane was later produced by Record in the 1930’s to early 1940’s; see the Record 1366 plane review

An almost identical pattern of the 1366 was later produced by Clico (and then Thomas Flinn) in the form of the Clifton 400 bullnose plane.


Plane Construction

edward preston plane 1366

Body: cast iron

Lever cap: cast iron

Plane finish: nickel plating

Edward Preston 1366 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: best steel

Width (bottom): 9mm (3/8 inch)

Top Of Blade Shape: rounded corners

Edward Preston 1366 Plane Markings

"RD387163" - found towards the bottom of one side (on some planes).


Manufactured Dates

1900's - 1934


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