Stanley Bedrock Plane - No. 606

stanley bedrock plane 606
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Stanley Bedrock 606 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Fore Planes

Manufacturer: Stanley

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.

Plane Construction

stanley bedrock plane parts

Width: 71mm

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):
mahogany finish

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.

Plane Markings

"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.

Manufactured Dates

1898> - 1934

stanley 606 bedrock plane
stanley bedrock plane 606


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