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Stanley SW No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane

Item #149861
$189.99
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4.5

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"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 tool making to produce the best possible tool. Each plane features an adjustable mouth , a 1/8'' thick A2 steel blade, a one-piece precision ground frog and base casting, and a limited lifetime warranty. Generally referred to as a smoothing plane, Stanley's No.4 is 2-1/2'' wide x 10'' long with a 2'' wide blade and at nearly 5 lbs. is the perfect size for that final surface smoothing prior to applying the finish. There is also a lateral adjustment lock to ensure cut accuracy. Front knob and tote are genuine American cherry. Instructions for care and use included.

  • Stanley "Sweet Heart" No.4 Smoothing Plane
  • Ductile iron body
  • 2'' A2 steel blade
  • 2-1/2'' wide by 10'' long
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    4.5

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    5.0

    Great High End Plane with Reasonable Pri

    By  P.V.

    from Orange County, CA

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    Comments about Stanley SW No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane :

    I bought this plane 1 year ago and used it regularly to smooth boxes, table tops, and countless other detailed woodworking and furniture projects. This is a great plane with a great value. This plane has a nice heavy weight just enough to control with two firm grips. The plane surface is very smooth. Stanley polished the sole and the side to a semi-gloss finish. This is more than I could demand from my own preparation. The adjustment is very smooth. If you are used to the loose lashing on the old Stanley design, you may over extend the iron when you first tried this plane. It's that precise. The tilt mechanism is very easy to knock off adjusment but after 1 year of useage, it's not a problem anymore. The iron blade is thick. Stanley had honed a micro angle into the blade. However, the iron cutting profile was still too straight. No problem, I just rehone the iron and put a slight curve fitting for a smoothing plane. I do this with all of my plane. I honed the iron to 1000 grit and polished it with 8000 grit. The iron stayed sharp for a long time. I work mostly with cherry, alder, and walnut and the plane didn't need that much rehoning. Just a light coat of wax at the sole and the plane will run smoothly. When planing oak, I usually rehone the blade after a week of usage, just to be sure.

     
    4.0

    VERY GOOD

    By  Northern Hawk

    from Crystal Lake, IL

    About Me

    Pros

    • Need a little touch up
    • Nice weight well tuned

    Cons

    • Not worth mentioning

    Best Uses

    Comments about Stanley SW No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane :

    Use at home for small craft hard wood projects.

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