Stanley Cabinet Makers Scraper Plane - No. 85

stanley 85 scraper
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Stanley 85 Scraping Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Stanley

Plane Type: Scraper Plane

Model No: 85


TThe Stanley scraper plane number 85 was a scraper plane from what is sometimes referred to as the golden era of Stanley tools during the early 1900's through to the 1930's.

The Stanley 85 scraper combined elements of the Stanley 10 1/2 plane and the Stanley 112 scraper plane.

The Stanley 85 has a cast iron body fitted with a Rosewood rear handle and front knob.

This rear handle and front knob are not the standard design, this specially designed scraper plane has a rear handle and front knob which can each be independently tilted left and right.

stanley 85 scraper

The idea of this design was to allow the user to gain clearance into more difficult areas.

The plane's frog mechanism controls the mouth opening with the use of the two frog screws.

When carefully used, the small screw located behind the two frog screws controls the blade's pitch.

stanley 85 scraper

The design of this scraper plane unlike others means it needs a specially shaped scraper in order for the scraper blade to span the full width of the plane.

The 85 scraping plane originally had the Stanley black japanning.

Plane Construction

stanley 85 scraper

Width: 70mm (2 3/4 inch)

Length Of Sole: 200mm (8 inch)

Knob: wooden, Rosewood

Plane finish: black

Plane Markings

"Stanley No 85" - found on the top face at the front, between the knob and mouth.

"US PAT, 4-11-05" - found on the top face at the rear, between the frog and rear handle.

"Stanley, New Britain, Conn, USA" - found on the lever cap knurled screw.

stanley 85 scraper

Manufactured Dates

<1900 - 1934>

stanley 85 scraper

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