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Stanley Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane

Item #: 35997
$89.99
Each In Stock
Ensures smooth and accurate planing.

Overview

A precision ground cast iron base (2-1/8" W x 6-1/2" L) ensures smooth and accurate planing. Frog and base are cast as one piece to greatly reduce chatter and make planing more effective and enjoyable. The iron is made from 1/8" steel for edge retention superior to most other planes. Also features Norris-style adjustment with lateral lock. Adjustable mouth reduces tear out. Hone the iron before use to achieve exceptionally fine shavings.

Technical Details::

  • Finely machined solid brass adjustment hardware.
  • Plane iron is honed to an angle of 25° and is micro-adjustable to 30°.
  • Iron is made from 1/8" steel for superior edge retention.
  • Features Norris-style adjustment with lateral lock.
  • Adjustable mouth reduces tear out.
  • Finely machined solid brass adjustment hardware.
  • Limited lifetime warranty.

Tech Spec

Brand Stanley
Manufacturer Part Number 12-139
Weight (lbs) 2.4200
Type Block Plane

What's included:

(1) Stanley Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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This is my first time purchasing...

Quang N from Minneapolis, MN Posted May 6, 2012
This is my first time purchasing a "great" plane. My only other plane is a Buck Brothers brand which cost less than $30. That plane indeed takes some fine tuning and sharpening, but it works. However, this Stanley Sweetheart low angle block plane is simply outstanding. I didn't do anything to it sharpen the blade, flatten the sole, etc.. I don't like monkeying around with all that nit-picky. I would rather spend time doing some actual woodworking. Out of the box, I got some very thin shavings and it was incredibly smooth to operate. There is some heft to this tool and that heft makes your job easier. The adjustments were very intuitive and wonderfully smooth. Seriously, everything worked out of the box. To be honest, I enjoy using power tools more than I do hand tools because I can usually get something done faster with a power tool, but I use both and there are some things a hand tool does better than a power tool. Also, there is something fun and rewarding with using a hand tool. I simply love this Stanley low-angle block plane. You probably could spend more money on a Lie-Nielsen or Veritas and get better tolerances on the machining by about .001 or whatever it is. However, this is a fantastic block plane and you can use it right out of the box. I can't give enough accolades for this plane. You'll be happy with this purchase.

This is my first purchase of...

Bartholomew G from Antioch, CA Posted January 27, 2012
This is my first purchase of a block plane - I spent loads of hours researching and even purchased another brand and returned it the next day. I spent time to try to figure out how they work and how they are adjusted. I watched videos on their selection and use. I finally broke down and got the Stanley 9 1/2 Sweetheart and it is just that - a Sweetheart. First the construction is rock solid. The threaded parts don't stick - they turn like butter. When you set a piece to stay in place it does and it stays without jamming anything tight. I like tight, but there is no point in going to 'lock down' mode with the major threaded components here. Second - it works right out of the box - the blade is really sharp. The adjustments are great - within a few passes I was able to adjust and cut translucent curls that is cut nearly completely see through for you Navy guys and thin as toilet paper.I made a "practice run" at shaping the edges of 3/4" hardwood into a bullnose rounded nose on 1 edge and 2 ends. I made the basic shaping with this plane and finished with a light sanding of 220 grit. Because I could set the cut to so shallow shaping the ends was easy as well.Unless you have a straight edge you cannot tell where the imperfections are.

All I wanted for Christmas was...

Richard B from Charlottesville, VA Posted December 26, 2011
All I wanted for Christmas was a Sweetheart Plane, and I was not disappointed. This plane was nearly perfect out of the box, capable of less than paper thin shavings. As a tool engineer I appreciate quality tools. Tomorrow, I will be making some new red oak legs for the couch... I can't wait!

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