Stanley 289 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Fillister Planes
Plane Type: Fillister Rebate / Rabbet
Model No: 289
The Stanley 289 plane is a fillister and rabbet plane with a skewed mouth.
The Stanley 289 is made from cast iron, with an 8 1/2 inch long body and a 51mm (2 inch) wide skewed cutter.
The skewed cutter gives a superb fine cut both with and against the grain.
The blade is secured in place with the use of a small skewed lever cap which is controlled with the use of a steel knurled nut.
The plane was originally supplied with a fence. The fence can be placed on either side of the plane allowing the plane to be used left or right handed.
The 89 was also equipped with a
as well as two
The plane is finished in a black jappaning.
The plane has a look which is similar to the Stanley 78 rabbet and fillister plane. The look of the 289 looks pretty impressive with the mixture of the black japanned parts and the exposed steel lines.
The Stanley 289 was supplied in a Stanley cardboard box with a green label on the outside detailing the planes core details.
The cast of the 289 can be marked with the pattern markings 'Pat's.6-7.&.8-23-10'.
Body and frog:
8 1/2 inch
51mm (2 inch)
1.81 kg(4 lbs)
"Stanley, No 289" - found on the flat plane side.
"Made In USA" - found on the plane side behind the cutter.
<1914 - 1949>
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