|Item Weight||4.67 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.1 x 6.8 x 3.2 inches|
|Item model number||12-136|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Limited lifetime|
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Stanley 12-136 No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane
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- Base and frog cast as one for accuracy
- Patented lateral adjustment locking feature
- Cherry wood handle and knob for comfort with solid brass adjustments for smooth operation
- Iron casting for weight and durability
- Mouth adjustment for different types of wood
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|Item Dimensions||6.8 x 13.1 x 3.2 in||6 x 15.1 x 2.8 in||3.1 x 7.4 x 1.7 in||3.4 x 10.65 x 1.55 in||2.9 x 11.2 x 5.5 in||6.89 x 15.67 x 3.07 in|
Includes No. 4 Sweetheart Smoothing Bench Plane - 12-136. Stanley Hand Tools is a brand of hand tools. It is a division of Stanley Black & Decker, following the 2010 merger of The Stanley Works with Black & Decker
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Smoothing bench plane with a thicker blade made of A2 steel for increased edge retention that reduces "chatter". Product has a limited lifetime warranty and had easy use adjustments and has a lateral patented adjustment locking feature.
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- Price point is on par with the quality expected by long-time Stanley lovers
- Easy to adjust (laterally, horizontally, iron depth, etc.)
- Comes with a decent starter plane iron that should last several years before replacing (depending on frequency and type of use)
- The #4 bench plane is the most versatile plane you can own (can be easily converted into a scrub plane for removing large amounts of stock quickly, can straighten, flatten, square, and smooth stock when used properly)
- Will require some adjustment out of the box for most users
- Iron can slip or track to one side of the shoe during planing due to a lack of lateral travel limiters (see Veritas #4 bench plane for an example http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=46294&cat=1,41182,41187&ap=1) I was able to adjust the height of the cap iron screw to reduce the likelihood of this happening (and so far it's working) but, this is why I can't rate this plane at 5 stars.
- Iron will require honing/sharpening/tapering/cambering prior to use (see Paul Sellers plane sharpening video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE4yVgdVW7s)
This is a great first-plane for anyone looking to get their start in traditional woodworking because it is affordable, versatile, and will last a lifetime. There are better, more specifically suited planes out there, but you're going to pay more and more depending on the precision and features you're looking for. Bottom line, you can do pretty much ANYTHING you need to do to raw stock with this plane once you get the hang of it.
This is, for now, my only hand plane. Following Paul Sellers's method for setting up and sharpening, it took roughly a couple hours worth of work to flatten out the sole and properly prepare the blade for making acceptable shavings. You can take that for what it's worth...virtually no plane is set up to perfection out of the box, what you are paying for is the amount of work you'll have to put into preparation as well as the overall build quality.
This is the least expensive plane you will find at this quality level...from here it is quite a gap down to buck bros, harbor freight, etc etc. Honestly, however, the same amount of work could be put into a vintage Stanley smoothing plane which would yield the same results but with a much lower financial barrier to entry. Something to think about.
If you are looking for a new smoothing plane, ready to put in work to flatten and sharpen, but don't want to or have the cash to spend on a LN, then this is your plane.
It's part of the premium Sweetheart series, which includes the 750 socket chisels. It looks and feels like a high-end plane without the high-end prices.
The build and finish of the plane is superb, the cherry tote and handle are great to look at and fantastic to use. No machine marks are evident on the sole or blade. I was pleasantly surprised to find the sole to be dead flat out of the box, I checked it with a combination square. I lapped the sole just give it a slick near-mirror finish to cut down on drag. But it's perfectly usuable as is. The A2 iron is nice, thick, and sharp. Usuable out of the box, but it needed to honed with high grit stones and a strop to get an ultra sharp edge.
The frog mechanism is different from the standard Stanley planes, it adds rigidity and prevents chatter. A nice addition.
If you're looking to buy a Lie Neilsen or a Veritas smoothing plane, you should consider looking at this Stanley because honestly its up there. Not as refined as LN or Veritas, but at this price point there's hardly anything that competes with the fit, feel, and finish.
The particular one I received was dead flat in the sole and as square as can be, same for the blade. Great weight and blade alignment. With a little blade lapping and wax on the sole it was running like a champ. Anyhow, I'm not usually the type for reviews and such but I felt Stanley deserved to receive a couple attaboys for what was dropped on my door step.