Stanley Fillister And Rabbet Plane - No. 289

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Stanley 289 Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

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.

stanley 289 plane

The 89 was also equipped with a depth stop as well as two spurs.

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'.

Plane Construction

stanley 289 plane

Body and frog:
cast iron

Lever cap:
cast iron

best steel

Plane finish:

Plane Dimensions

stanley 289 plane

8 1/2 inch

51mm (2 inch)

1.81 kg(4 lbs)

Plane Markings

"Stanley, No 289" - found on the flat plane side.

"Made In USA" - found on the plane side behind the cutter.

Manufactured Dates

<1914 - 1949>

stanley 289 plane
stanley 289 plane
stanley 289 plane


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