Please note that all type studies are approximate as production variations throughout the manufacturing years were quite common. Understand that neither Stanley nor any other manufacturer followed type studies. In fact, it is only in the last 30 years or so that type studies have been assembled through historical research and the physical inspection of hundreds or thousands of tools made over the years. Like Like. First off, thanks for all of this information!
Bench Plane Model Number Chart
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In a world where good enough usually ain't good enough, Stanley decided to produce another series of metal bench planes, called Bed Rock planes. These planes are, for all intents and purposes, nothing but a variation of the more popular Bailey series. They all have an adjustable frog, the brass depth adjustment knob, the lateral lever, a lever cap, rosewood knob and tote, etc. The key difference between the two designs is found in the way the frog mates with the bottom casting. For such a seemingly minor difference, the Bed Rock planes were offered at a premium over the Bailey's, and it was a design that never seemed to be very static nor nearly as popular as Stanley's wildly successful Bailey line. Since the primary difference between the two models is in their frog designs, most of what follows is paid to that minutiae.
Stanley 45 Combination Plane
The cutter has a special two-piece screw to join it with the cap iron. This special screw fits into a cutter adjustment with two apertures. The cutter adjustment wheel on the side of the plane is solid and has a japanned finish.
April 12, 19 Comments. Stanley Bed Rock no. However, given their genius at marketing and creating demand, I suspect it was driven by a couple of different factors.