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Bailey Jack Plane No.5 by Stanley

Item #
10992
Rating:
72% of 100

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.


Features:
  • Fully ground cast iron bottom
  • Precision ground 2" wide cutter
  • Adjustable mouth and cutter
  • Comes with polymer handles
  • (1) No. 5 Stanley Bailey Jack Plane
    More Information
    Brand Bailey
    Manufacturer Part Number 12-905
    Weight 5.6500
    Tech Spec
    • 14" long base
    Type Jack Planes
    3.6 / 5.0
    9 Reviews
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    Was hesitant to purchase since the big price gap between the regular and sweetheart version. So far have no problems, I'm impressed
    Fantastic plane. Worked great on my oak wood cabinet. Curious to try the Sweeheart version and compare the two. Happy with the price
    March 31, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Lets be realistic. LN planes are awesome out of the box because you are paying for someone else to tune them. If you know your way around hand tools there is nothing you can't accomplish after setting this guy up. I get just as clean of a cut from this iron as any of my vintage planes and i was the first one tobever use it out of the box. I wish it had a wooden handle for familiarity but it really does not affect the performance at all. Plenty happy with no hidden problems from creative ebay sellers. ...no regrets
    February 27, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    smooth as silk
    fine quality, easy adjustments, produces very thin ribbons of shavings, glides beautifully across the wood. great investment.
    October 17, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    1st plane, jack plane
    Got it sharp and tried to flatten my new workbench, need practice, do you have a video of some help, hew wood worker, 68 years old,,
    April 23, 2016
    Purchased
    over 3 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    A very good planer for general...
    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.
    May 15, 2009
    Contractor Grade
    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.
    December 19, 2013
    Cracked handle
    I bought the plane at Rockler sharpened the iron and was having great success joining a radius front cabinet rail I had laminated. The plastic handle cracked at the base right away. You can buy exotic wood blanks at Plane Pirate. They are pre drilled l and you shape them yourself. They cost $45 though. I don’t know what I will do
    February 22, 2019
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Wouldn’t recommend
    I bought the Bailey Jack Plane #5 after doing a fair amount of research. It seems like it was the best option and combination of quality and price. I will say that I don’t do much and planing but when I have to I like to have the right tool for the job. I recently did a glue up for a cheeseboard that I was building out of mahogany and used this plan to flatten the top and bottom surfaces before hitting it with my orbital sander. After smoothening one surface I noticed a wobble in the handle on my plane. Turns out that the handle had cracked near the base by the screw only after a few passes and this was only my 2nd or 3rd time using the hand plane since I bought it NEW from Rockler. I’m not positive what went wrong but it seems like everything about this plane is great quality except for the handle- which holds a pretty important role in stabilizing the plane. I’d love to give it more than 2 stars but I just can’t. I still have a broken plane that I don’t know what to do with!
    Bailey Jack Plane #5
Cracked at the base of the handle
    Bailey Jack Plane #5 Cracked at the base of the handle
    April 4, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Cheap plastic handle
    Handle cracked after one use
    November 3, 2018
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    Getting started with traditional woodworking.
    Lee D on Apr 28, 2019
    Completing my plane set..good quality and good price
    Mark Z on Jan 19, 2019
    Getting started with traditional woodworking.
    Lee D on Apr 28, 2019
    needed this type of plane for my wood work collection
    Claude M on Jan 28, 2019
    Completing my plane set..good quality and good price
    Mark Z on Jan 19, 2019
    my son asked for this
    Nicole P on Dec 10, 2018
    I ordered this for my husband as a birthday present. He has been getting into woodworking, and this was on his wish list. He has always been impressed with Rockler, from the quality of their products to their excellent customer service!
    Kimberly B on Nov 8, 2018
    Like using non power tools to relax.
    john w on Aug 4, 2018
    My husband is an avid power tool wood worker, but would like to get into doing things by hand.
    Wendy A. D on May 10, 2018
    I have several projects that require me to square up longer and wider wood. My No.4 is a bit too small.
    Sarah A on Dec 17, 2017
    I have the #4 of this type and works pretty well, will be excited to try it out.
    Bryce K on Apr 26, 2017
    I have other Stanley planes and have been satisfied with their quality and performance and I had a 20% off Rockler coupon.
    Dan Courtemanche on Nov 25, 2016
    always wanted one
    patrick l on Sep 30, 2016
    I've shopped online with Rockler before and I was very happy with the service I received. Easy to order and service was great.
    Stephen H on Aug 11, 2016
    I like to surface and joint wood by hand.
    Tyler M on Oct 13, 2015
    needed this type of plane for my wood work collection
    Claude M on Jan 28, 2019
    my son asked for this
    Nicole P on Dec 10, 2018
    Hi! There were so many bad reviews about stanley planes recently , cause it is now made in china. Do you some how do a quality check before shipping? And can I return it if I'm not satisfied with quality?
    Barney W on Dec 12, 2017