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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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It is a Sweetheart!

John Posted December 7, 2014
I love this plane. My old one (not even sure where I got it) just can't compare. It easily cuts cleanly and produces great results. It has a nice weight and shape. There is something satisfying about the curls of wood on my floor instead of sawdust! I've used it on oak and plywood and it has been great.

My New Sweetheart

Grandpa Rich Posted October 8, 2014
I recently built a 45" by 80" sugar maple butcher block tabletop. I put the low angle plane to use immediately. I flattened the sole with about 25 strokes against some 1200 grit sandpaper glued to a marble tile. I honed the iron, first at 1200 grit, then 2000 grit and got a beautiful shiny bevel (and backside) in just a few minutes. It is probably ready to use straight from the box for most uses. I flattened the end grain on the ends of the table in no time with zero tear-out (my original reason to purchase this plane). It feels like a quality piece in your hand. The 2+ pound weight helps get through tougher fibers and the edge stays sharp. It's quickly becoming my "go to" plane. It's one of those tools that I like even before I pick it up.

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.

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