Edward Preston Bullnose Plane

preston bullnose plane 75
Our Rating

Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Edward Preston

Plane Type: Bullnose

Model No: 75


The Verdict

A basic little plane that is useful for small rebate and trimming work. The history of this plane makes using this plane a little bit special. The plane can get in close to corners but it is worth noting this plane hasn't got a chisel plane function for getting right into corners.

Plane Review

This little Edward Preston bullnose plane has a top piece (coloured green) which can slide forward and backwards allowing the user to set the mouth size to the required setting. The top piece is secured by a screw with a washer underneath the screw.

The plane is fitted with a bevel edge, 25mm (1 inch) wide, Preston plane blade. The blade spans the full width of the plane and is positioned in the plane with the bevel edge side facing upwards.

edward preston plane 75

The plane cutter is secured by a lever cap which is tightened and released with the use of a thumb screw. The plane was made as a low budget plane, no doubt to compete with the dominant Stanley plane range of the time.

This plane model was of the style of the Stanley 75 bullnose plane and was later to become the Record 075 bullnose plane after Record took over the Edward Preston plane range.

It was a late addition to the Edward Preston range with only a short production run making the plane fairly rare.

The Preston 75 bull-nose plane had a green coloured coating with the 'EP' two cherries Edward Preston logo inscribed at the rear end on the top edge.

Plane Construction

green ep plane 75

Body: cast iron

Lever cap: cast iron

Plane finish: green japanning

Edward Preston 75 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: best steel

Width (bottom): 25mm (1 inch)

Top Of Blade Shape: rounded corners

Blade Markings: 'E Preston & Sons, EP, Birm, Eng'

Edward Preston 75 Plane Markings

"EP" - found on the top of the plane towards the rear within the two cherries symbol.

Manufactured Dates

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Plane Also Known As

Edward Preston Bull-Nose Rabbet Plane
Small Bull-Nose Rabbet Plane 75

Are There Any Problems / Issues With This Tool?

Due to the age of these planes, it is quite common to find these planes with missing parts, replaced parts, cracks, chips, and breaks. It is always well worth the effort checking that all parts move freely. Chips and nibbles around the mouth seem to be quite common with these planes.


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