Stanley Bedrock Jack Plane - No. 605C

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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Category: Old Jack Planes

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Jack

Model No: 605c


The Stanley Bedrock plane number 605C is basically identical to the Stanley 605 plane with the exception of the sole. The sole of the number 605C 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 '605C' 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.

See the Stanley 605 plane review for the core details about this plane.

corrugated plane

Plane Construction

Body and frog:
grey cast iron

Lever cap:
grey cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron:
best quality steel

best quality steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut:

Handle and knob:

Handle and knob (late):
mahogany finish

Plane finish:

Plane Markings

"Bedrock" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.

"No 605" - found on the top face towards the rear of the plane.

"US Pat, Apr-19-10" - found on the top face just behind the frog (on some planes).

"Bedrock" - found on the lever cap face.

Manufactured Dates

1910 - 1934>


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