Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Wooden Planes
Tool Type: Wooden Planes
Plane Type: Screw Stem Plough / Plow
For the core details of the old British wooden screw-stem plough plane
please see the
wooden plough / plow plane review
with the exception of the following key parts to the screw-stem plough plane:
The screw-stem arms / fence are adjusted and controlled by arms with a screw thread. Simply turning the wooden collets moves the arms / fence backwards and forwards to the required position.
The old screw-stem plough plane fence's are easier to adjust than the more common wedged versions.
The wooden screw-stem plough planes were more expensive to buy new than wedged stem plough plane. Versions of the screw-stem plough plane were still being made up until the late 1930's, and possibly beyond this.
The old wooden screw-stem plough / plow planes were produced by a number of manufacturers,
the following is a list of wooden screw-stem plough / plow plane manufacturers:
See the where to buy wooden screw-stem plough / plow planes page for a list of shops which sell these planes.
The manufacturer's mark (if present) can virtually always be found on the front nose
of the plane. If the plane is quite mucky or you hadn't realised, this is the place
to look to identify who made it.
Most planes also have an owner's name or many owner's names stamped into the front of the plane; these can often be easily spotted as they have been stamped more than once on the plane.
If you wish to delve deeper there are a few books out there to help identify the age of the plane(s).
The authority of these books (at the time of writing this) has to be Jane Rees 'British Planemakers - 4th Edition'. The 'British Planemakers fom 1700 - Third Edition' is also good if you come across a secondhand copy.
<1840 - 1940>
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