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Stanley / Bailey & Bed Rock Bench Planes

Stanley Bed Rock Bench Planes
Sizes 602 - 608

Stanley's Bed Rock planes were the top of the line bench planes that Stanley Rule & Level Co. offered.   Bedrock planes were first introduced around 1898 and production ceased in 1943 with the start of WWII.  Stanley Bedrock Planes are one of the most sought after and highly regarded bench planes ever produced due to their superior quality, top of the line design features, and the super usability traits that they exhibit.

Comparing a Bed Rock plane to the standard line of bench planes Stanley offered is like comparing a Cadillac or Corvette to a regular Chevy or Vega.  Both were made by Chevrolet and both are cars, but what a difference.  Stanley's Bedrock planes had a unique frog design that was milled flat to match the milled bed of the plane.   The standard  line of Stanley planes have cast recesses where wood 'chips were prone to gather with the real possibility of throwing the plane out of adjustment.

After a short period Stanley flattened the side rails of this line of planes to make them look more distinctive from their regular offerings.  First model Bedrocks were numbered 2 thru 8 and only the 3 line Bed Rock Cap and frog design distinguished them from the regular line of bench planes.   Stanley soon changed their numbers to the 600 series to set them apart form the standard line of bench planes.  A few years later they flattened the sides.  Over the years the Bed Rock name on the lever cap changed from a 3 line Bed Rock cap, to a single line Bed Rock, then to a short lived 2 line version.  Finally near the end of the production period Stanley simply went to the Stanley inscribed lever cap used on their regular line of planes.    Below you will find a nice cross section of these Stanley planes.  Enjoy.




Stanley Bedrock # 607C Corrugated Jointer PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 607 C Corrugated Jointer Plane  This # 607 C Corrugated Bedrock Jointer plane is an early round side model.  It is in overall nice condition.   It has the 2 line Bedrock cap making it a type 4 from 1908 - 1910.  The japanning is near 90% or better and looks great.  There are no casting cracks or other problems in the body or main casting.  The rosewood handle and knob look great.  The sides and bottom have no rust or pitting and look good as well. The throat is good.  It looks as if the chip breaker has been replaced, but the cutter is the proper vintage and nice.  Nice enough for the collection, or it will make a great user. 

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MNA-607C

Good +. . . . .  $225.00      SOLD!!

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Stanley Bedrock Type 1 # 608 C Corrugated Bottom Jointer PlaneStanley Bed Rock Type 1 # 608 C Corrugated Bottom Jointer Plane   This is a Type 1 / 2 Stanley Bed Rock 608 C that dates from 1898 - 1999.  When Stanley first introduced this style of plane they numbered them like their typical line of planes.  It was not until the type 3 offered in 1900 that they started using the 600 series to number the planes and differentiate them from the regular line of bench planes.  The type 1 / 2 Bedrocks had the special new mated frog design but were numbered with just a single number.  The other distinguishing feature of these early Bed Rocks is that there is a milled out area where a patent date that was in conflict with a competitors patent was ground out.  After the plane had been japanned.

It has been lightly cleaned, and has a rich dark patina. There is no rust or pitting to speak of.  A previous owner did scratch his name on the side with an electric pen.  There is at least 80% of the of the japanning if not more.  The knob and handle are the premium Rosewood of the era and very nice.  The cutter is long, proper and OK.   Good throat.  Overall it is a very nice plane and good enough for the collection, or will be a fine user.  A nice plane.

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RB-608C-T1

Good +   . . . . . . . $275.00

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Stanley / Bailey Bench Planes



Stanley Type 2 #3 Smooth PlaneStanley Type 2 #3 Smooth Plane   A pretty nice example of a pretty hard to find plane.  Made between 1869 and 1872 only. Tote has been glued. Tiny imperfection in throat.  Cutter is proper w/ faint stamp.  Cap is proper. 

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Good  . . . . . $175.00

SBRG-S3-T2

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Stanley # 3 Smooth PlaneStanley # 3 Smooth Plane  This plane is a post WWII type 19.  The original japanning is 95% or better.  The full length cutter with original grind is nice.  Good Rosewood stained tote & knob.  It saw little use over the last 50 years.  No structural issues.  No rust or pitting.  A great user.  Nice!! 

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ALA-S3-T19

Fine . . . . . $60.00

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Stanley # 3C Corrugated Bottom Smooth PlaneStanley # 3 C Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane  This is a post WWII type 19 corrugated bottom smooth plane.  The original japanning is 90% or better.  The cutter is near full length and nice.  Good Rosewood tote & knob with some finish losses.  It has seen little use.  No structural issues.  Some very light pitting.  A great user.  Nice!!

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SR-S3-T19

Fine . . . . . $65.00

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Stanley # 5 C Corrugated Bottom Jack PlaneStanley # 5 C Corrugated Bottom Jack Plane   This is a nice example of a plane that dates from just after the turn of the century.  No rust, pitting, or other damage. It has a beautiful Rosewood handle.  The cutter is nice, proper, and near full length.  A very nice example!!

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MOA-5C-T9

Fine . . . . . $95.00 

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Stanley Transitional Plane Restored for the Stanley 150 Year Anniversary 1993 Stanley Tools 150 Year Anniversary Restored Transitional Plane  Just what every Stanley tool collection needs. The brass plaque is marked that this is # 682 of 2000 produced.  Stanley issued a number of different tools for this celebration / meeting back in 1993.  They were all sold out, and some drift back into the market now and again.  A true Stanley collectible. 

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RNO-ANNI

Good +. . . . . $80.00

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