Stanley Belt Makers Plane - No. 11

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Stanley 11 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Belt Makers

Model No: 11


The Stanley number 11 belt makers plane is an unusual plane used of its time by belt makers and belt repairers of their time for making and repairing belts.

The plane has a cast iron body and lever cap, a best quality steel plane blade and a hardwood handle wing spanning across the central area of the plane to give the user greater control of the plane.

The Stanley 11 plane was made in the USA.

The plane blade found in the tool photographed bears the markings 'Stanley Rule & Level Co, New Britain, Conn USA' - this suggests either the blade wasn't original to this plane or the plane was made earlier than 1914. The plane blade is the same size as the Stanley 5 1/2, 6 and 7 plane blades.

Additional Information

stanley 11 belt makers plane

The Stanley 11 plane is used for:

"Chamfering down the ends or laps of a belt before fastening them together. Used by belt manufacturers, also a valuable tool for all users of belting, enabling them to make repairs that otherwise would require that the belt be sent to the makers. Fitted with an adjustable throat. The cutter is adjustable endwise. Hardwood Handle."

stanley belt makers plane 11

Plane Construction

cast iron

Lever cap:
cast iron with a black finish

best quality steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut:

Handle and knob :

Plane finish:

stanley 11 plane

Plane Dimensions

5 3/4 inch

Cutter Width:
2 3/8 inch

Plane Markings

"No 11" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.

Manufactured Dates

<1884 - 1934>


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