Stanley 9 1/4 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 9 1/4
The Stanley block plane number 9 1/4 is a 6 inch long block plane made
with a grey cast iron body, a hooded lever cap, a brass (or alloy) front knob,
a lateral blade adjuster and a brass depth adjusting wheel nut.
The body has a black jappaned finish on the top-side, as standard for Stanley planes. The sides and sole of the plane are machined and ground to be flat and true. The centre of the sides also have an oval shaped indentation either side to act as additional finger grips.
The 9 1/4 plane has a 1 5/8 inch blade which sits on a 20 degree bed, making this a low angle block plane.
The Stanley 9 1/4 plane blade has a series of grooves on the rear side of the blade, towards the top end which locate into the lateral blade adjuster mechanism.
Once the blade is located correctly, the depth of cut can be set by
turning the brass depth adjuster wheel nut at the rear of the plane
(note: ensure the lever cap is removed before adjusting).
The hooded lever cap locks the blade in place by sliding the lever sideways.
The blade can also be adjusted laterally using the lateral lever adjuster. The lateral lever adjuster is found behind the top of the blade, just above the brass depth adjuster wheel nut. The lateral lever pivots left and right which in turn adjusts the blade left and right.
The plane has a brass (or alloy) front knob with a depressed surface designed as a finger grip.
The Stanley 9 1/4 block plane is exactly the same as the Stanley 9 1/2 block plane with the exception the Stanley 9 1/4 plane has a fixed mouth whereas the 9 1/2 plane has an adjustable mouth. The 9 1/4 also doesn't have the lever for adjusting the adjustable mouth (as there isn't an adjustable mouth). This mouth adjusting lever is wrapped around the front knob of the 9 1/2 block plane.
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