Stanley 90J Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Bullnose Planes
Plane Type: Bullnose
Model No: 90J
The Stanley 90J bullnose planes is a comfortable bullnose plane to use which fits nicely in your hand.
The plane has a fixed mouth. The 90J lacks a fine blade adjustment mechanism which
makes setting the blade a little more fiddly.
The Stanley bullnose plane number 90J has a 4 inch, one-piece cast iron body construction with a black japanned top and lever cap, and machined sides with a polished finish.
The front of the plane has a curved nose with a window to the cutting area.
The blade is adjusted by loosening the lever cap, adjusting the blade by hand (there is no fine adjustment mechanism) and then securing the blade in place with the lever cap. The lever cap is secured by turning the knurled wheel nut underneath the top portion of the lever cap.
The Stanley 90J plane blade is a 25mm (1 inch) wide, bevel edged blade
which spans the full width of the plane. The blade is used with the
bevel edge side of the cutter facing upwards.
The plane can be used left or right handed and can be laid perfectly flat and used on either of its sides to trim rebates. The plane can also be used to reach close into corners.
Stanley previously advertised the no. 90J plane as a medium priced cabinet makers bullnose plane that's sides and sole are accurately machine ground.
The Stanley no. 90J is slightly harder to find and is a slightly more collectable model than the Stanley no. 90 plane however the Stanley 90 bull-nose plane has more functionality.
This Stanley bullnose plane is designed for trimming in tight spaces up to stopped rebates, joints and in to corners.
<1956 - 1994>
It's worth checking the mouth for any breaks or chips. Also make sure the plane retains a good length blade with a blade face free from heavy pitting.
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