Bailey Jack Plane #05 by Stanley  Zoom

Bailey Jack Plane #05 by Stanley

Item #: 10992
$74.99
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Overview

The Stanley Model 12-905 Bailey Jack Plane is designed for rapid stock removal when preparing timber before finishing. Double-iron cutter and lever provide maximum control, even over extremely rough stock. Machined frog and cutter seatings help eliminate blade chatter. Base is 14" long. Honing recommended before use.

Tech Spec

Brand Bailey
Manufacturer Part Number 12-905
Weight (lbs) 5.3600
Type Jack Plane

Technical Details:

  • 14" long base
  • Fully ground cast iron bottom
  • Precision ground 2" wide cutter
  • Made in England by Stanley
  • Adjustable mouth and cutter
  • Honing recommended before use

What's included:


One #05 Stanley Bailey Jack Plane

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A very good planer for general...

Guest from Helsinki, Finland Posted May 14, 2009
A very good planer for general and preparation work. If you find the old version of number 5 (with wooden handles) in good condition, you would probably be much more satisfied. Also the no 5 1/2 "Jack" (broader by 3/8 inch, slightly longer and heavier, but regrettfully discontinued) should be considered.

Contractor Grade

Jim Posted December 19, 2013
This is the "Contractor Grade" plane, Stanley part 12-905. The plane blade is stamped "Made in England", the box containing the plane as a whole is marked "Made in Mexico".

It has a wobbly front knob which cannot be tightened because the bolt bottoms out before contacting the knob. The handle likewise is not securely mounted and rotates slightly side to side.

This is the model of plane described elsewhere as a "plane kit". With an hour or two of work they can be made to be serviceable planes.

The higher grade planes from Stanley are the Sweet-Heart series. I was rather hoping the "Made in England" meant this was some grade in between contractor and the Sweet-Heart. It is not so.

A flatter sole, please.

Brent Posted December 26, 2013
I bought this model Stanley from another supplier by special order. It was made in Mexico, with an English Iron. The problem seems to be that they don't allow the casting to relax sufficiently before milling the sides and sole. When it arrived I found the sole to be humped high in the middle, low at the ends, creating something close to 2mm of daylight between a lengthwise strait edge and the sole at the iron slot. The trailing edge of the slot seemed to be indented even slightly more. That's just too much to have any hope of flattening it over abrasive and glass in the next decade. I tried. Then I looked for a machinist, but there are none properly equipped in my area. If I'd found one, I shudder to think what re-milling the sole would've cost. I returned the tool for a refund and bought a $350.00 high-end jack plane that is FLAT, which I wish I'd done in the first place. If it's only out by .75 mm or less, you can hone it flat yourself and have a pretty good tool.

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