Reviewed By: I.Ball
Category: Old Jack Planes
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.
Body and frog:
grey cast iron
grey cast iron with a plated finish
best quality steel
best quality steel
Depth adjuster wheel/nut:
Handle and knob:
Handle and knob (late):
"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.
1910 - 1934>
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