Sedgley Smoothing Plane - No. S4

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Sedgley S4 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Sedgley

Plane Type: Smoothing

Model No: S4

The Sedgley smoothing plane number S4 is an England made smoothing plane with a dark green finish and rosewood rear handle and front knob.

The dark green finish makes this plane very similar to the Edward Preston Plane No. 14.

An example of an original box for this plane was red with a label saying 'Sedgley, Guaranteed British Made, Tools Made In England' and '9" Long, 2" Cutter, Adjustable, No. S4'.

For the general details about this type of plane see the Stanley 4 Plane review.

sedgley plane s4
sedgley plane s4

Plane Construction

sedgley plane s4

Body and frog:
high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron:
best quality steel

best steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut:

Handle and knob:

Plane finish:
enamel green


Plane Dimensions

9 inch

62mm (2 3/8 inch)


Plane Markings

"Sedgley" - (raised) found on the top face at the very front of the plane

"No S4" - (raised) found on the top face at the front of the plane between the blade and front knob

"Made in England" - (raised) found on the top face at the rear of the plane

"Sedgley" - set in relief on the lever cap face


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