Stanley Jack Plane - No. 5 1/2 C

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Stanley 5 1/2C Plane Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Jack Planes

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Jack

Model No: 5 1/2C


           

The Stanley jack plane number 5 1/2C is basically identical to the Stanley number 5 1/2 with the exception of the sole. The sole of the number 5 1/2C has a series of parallel grooves running the length of the sole.

This type of sole is referred to as a corrugated sole. The 'C' in the model number '5 1/2C' stands for 'corrugated'.

The idea behind the corrugated plane is the sole has less friction when planing, particularly as the board becomes true. The smoothness of the planing can be improved further by lubricating the sole with oil/wax etc.



Plane Construction

corrugated plane sole

Body and frog:
cast iron

Lever cap:
cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron:
best quality steel

Blade:
best quality steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut:
brass

Handle and knob :
hardwood

Plane finish:
black



Manufactured Dates

1898 - 1990>


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