Question: Are Stanley Sweetheart planes good?

Review Summary This is not to say its not a good plane because it is. The blade was surprisingly sharp out of the box, the sole very flat and the sides were at 90 degrees (which is good because this is a good plane for shooting). The aluminum cap is a bit cheap feeling but has worked OK so far.

What makes a Stanley Sweetheart plane?

The Classic STANLEY No. 4 Sweetheart™ Smoothing Bench Plane is made from extra thick, 1/8 in. A2 steel for excellent edge retention, with a one-piece base and frog. Norris-type adjuster with lateral locking feature, and adjustable throat plate.

Are new Stanley plane blades any good?

And to answer your question, are the new Stanley blades any good? If you compare them to quality aftermarket blades, no. If you compare them it some of the rusty, bent, warped rubbish Ive pulled out of old Stanleys .theyre quite good.

Where are Stanley Sweetheart made?

Mexico I am so sorry not to be able to recommend this plane but dont be fooled; unless something has changed, this plane is manufactured and assembled in Mexico to be sold to the massive US market. WHy they didnt make the much needed change in their Sheffield plant and reenter the market with a quality plane I do not know.

When did Stanley make sweetheart planes?

1920 1920. Originally used in 1920, the STANLEY Sweetheart range was introduced as a memorial to The Stanley Works long-time president, William Hart (1884-1915), and celebrating the merger of the Stanley Rule & Level Company and the Stanley Works.

What Is a Number 4 plane?

The No. 4 smoothing plane is historically the most common size. It is an excellent balance of sole length and cutter width to be useful for typical furniture parts.

How long is a Stanley 6 plane?

Length: 460 mm (18in).

Which hand planes should I buy?

The Best Hand Planes for WoodworkingBest Bench Plane. AmazonBasics No. Best Overall. YOGEON Woodworking Hand Planer, Rosewood 4” A.Best for Tight Spots. Stanley 3-1/2 Small Trimming Plane.Best for Rough Lumber. Stanley Low Angle Sweetheart Jack Plane.Best for Pro Jobs. Best Block Plane. Best Jointer Plane. Best Jack Plane.More items

When did Stanley stop making planes in USA?

A basic range of block and bench planes survived but their numbers were cut shorter every few years. Stanley UK continued to manufacture some planes but to all intent and purpose the Stanley plane manufacturing business was dead by the late 1980s.

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