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Stanley SW No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane

Item #149860
$104.99
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4.0

(5 reviews)

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Product Information:

"A Stanley Tradition since 1843" - Stanley reintroduces their Sweet Heart logo with a new line of premium hand planes. If you're a woodworker, finding an old Stanley tool with their Sweet Heart logo is like finding a treasure, and many consider these hand planes to be the best of the best. These new planes were created with the input of users and engineers combining science and the art of toolmaking to produce the best possible tool. Each plane features an adjustable mouth, a 1/8'' thick A2 steel blade, and a one-piece precision ground frog and base casting. Limited lifetime warranty. Instructions for care and use included. The 60-1/2 S.W. Low Angle Block Plane features a 2-1/8'' wide x 6-1/2'' ductile iron base with a 1-3/4'' wide blade. At 2 lbs. might be a tad heavy for the tool belt but the extra mass comes in handy when edge planing or doing any cross-grain work.

  • Stanley "Sweet Heart" Block Plane
  • Ductile iron body
  • 1-3/4'' A2 steel blade
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (4)
    • Well built / quality (4)
    • Versatile (2)

    Cons

    • Aluminum lever cap (2)

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (4)
    • Large projects (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Professional (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (3)

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    3.0

    OK but not great blade

    By  Ron

    from Yonkers,NY

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Widest Block Plane

    Cons

    • Not Great Steel In Blade

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Stanley SW No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane :

    I like the width of the plane but the iron needs to be better and no one makes a replacement for it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    bang for the buck

    By  notretired

    from Indiana

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Made For Big Guys
    • Outstanding tool
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • End Grain
    • Smoothing

    Comments about Stanley SW No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane :

    This is the best plane for the money hands down. If it's too heavy then MAN UP! All kidding aside, it's a very effective tool that i couldn't live without. Everybody should have a good block plane and this is my favourite.

     
    5.0

    A sweet block plane for the price.

    By  skeptic

    from Toledo OH

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Aluminum Lever Cap

    Best Uses

    • Joinery
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Stanley SW No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane :

    Is it perfect? Does it get any better? There is not much better for the money on the market. It's a sweet plane and worth every penny if cared for properly & not abused. 2 lb 1 oz on the kitchen scale. Machining is excellent. Iron was sharp right out of the box with a hair thick burr on the flat side. The depth adjustment heavy duty round pin engaging the iron allows lateral adjustment. A2 iron steel is a better quality & value for the money spent on similiar priced block planes. One minor negative is the aluminum lever cap. TIGHTEN UNTIL SNUG. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN Saving weight on the lever cap allowed for a thicker plane body.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    SWEETEST FOR THE MONEY.

    By  Skeptic

    from Toledo OH

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Aluminum Lever Cap

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Stanley SW No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane :

    Lateral adjustment, A2 steel, precisely machined. Lever cap aluminum. ONLY SNUG THE CAP

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Well Made

    By  Bill

    from RI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • A bit heavy due to the

    Best Uses

    • Break edges
    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Small Projects
    • Tune end grain

    Comments about Stanley SW No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane :

    Fitting at assembly, breaking edges and touch up. Sturdy toolbut handles well though a bit heavy.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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