Stanley Bedrock 606 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Fore Planes
Plane Type: Fore
Model No: 606
The Stanley Bedrock fore plane number 606 is easily identified by the
distinctive flat top of sides either side of the frog and the model number
606 found at the front of the plane. Most other similar models of this type
of plane have a curved top to the sides.
The Stanley Bedrock 606 plane is an improved version of the Stanley 6 plane with the core improvement being the Bedrock plane had an innovatively designed Bedrock frog.
Stanley were the first major manufacturer to use this type of design. There have been a couple of manufacturers that have since made planes in a similar design to the Bedrock pattern, these include Lie Nielson planes.
Most of the planes were fitted with Rosewood handle, Rosewood front knob and had a flat face frog to help prevent 'chatter', some of the late planes were advertised as having Mahogany finished handle and knob.
Length Of Sole: 457mm (18 inch)
Mouth Width: 63mm
Top Of Flat Sides: 83mm
Cast Thickness: 3mm
Handle and Knob: Rosewood
Handle and knob (late):
Plane finish: black
Stanley Bedrock 606 Plane Blade / Cutter
Width: 60mm (2 3/8 inch)
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Slot Length: 119mm
Slot Width: 6.5mm
Top Of Blade Shape: Squared
Blade Markings: "Stanley, SW, Made In U.S.A" (SW is inside a heart) - probably other original blade markings depending on the year a specific plane was made.
"Bedrock" - found on the top face at the very front.
"US PAT, Apr-19-10 " - found on the top face at the rear end, between the handle and frog (this may not be on all versions).
"No 606" - found on the top face at the very rear.
"Bedrock" - found on the lever cap face.
1898> - 1934
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