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What's-It Forum => What's-It Forum => Topic started by: rustyric on August 13, 2018, 02:52:01 PM

Title: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
Post by: rustyric on August 13, 2018, 02:52:01 PM
Hi

I believe this is a Type 11 Stanley No. 5 1/2 plane, as you can see from my photos someone has opened up the mouth to 3/8" wide. Would I be right in thinking that this has been done to enable someone to remove large amounts of wood quickly/roughly ?

(https://i.imgur.com/d6l8EYC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Kwd49m1.jpg)
Title: Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
Post by: Bill Houghton on August 13, 2018, 06:55:33 PM
Probably.
Title: Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
Post by: Yadda on August 13, 2018, 07:07:20 PM
Modified to make a scrub plane? Shouldn't the blade have a little bit of an arc on it?
Title: Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
Post by: coolford on August 14, 2018, 05:22:21 AM
Or, maybe the mouth was chipped and someone opened it up to make it look better???
Title: Re: Stanley Type 11 51/2 Plane Modified Mouth Why ?
Post by: bird on October 22, 2018, 11:33:21 PM
Or, maybe the mouth was chipped and someone opened it up to make it look better???

I'm going with that. I don't know who would open a mouth that big... it's asking for a huge chip to get stuck in there. The mouths were made the size they were for a reason!