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Stanley's Model 12-960 Bailey Low-Angle Block Plane is ideal for planing end grain and plastic materials.

Stanley Model 12-960 Bailey Low-Angle Block Plane

Item #
10976
Rating:
78% of 100

Stanley's Model 12-960 Bailey Low-Angle Block Plane is ideal for planing end grain and plastic materials. Made from hardened, tempered steel for durability, the 13-1/2° low-angle cutter keeps vibration to a minimum, creating a fine finish. Measuring 1-3/8" wide, the cutter adjusts for depth and alignment, offering precise control, and a quick-release cam-lock makes iron removal easy. The Bailey features a gray cast-iron base with precision-ground sides and bottom. Finger grips are machined into the sides to make single-handed use easy. A durable epoxy coating provides long-lasting protection. 6-1/4" long bed. Honing recommended before use.


Features:
  • 13-1/2° low angle cutter keeps vibration to a minimum, creating a fine finish
  • Gray, cast-iron base with precision-ground sides and bottom
  • Finger grips machined into sides make single-handed use easy
  • Hardened, tempered steel gives precision-ground cutter edge durability
  • Cutter adjusts for depth and alignment, offering precise control
  • Durable epoxy coating for long-lasting protection
  • Quick-release cam-lock makes iron removal easy
(1) Stanley Model 12-960 Bailey Low-Angle Block Plane
More Information
Brand Stanley
Manufacturer Part Number 12-960
Weight 1.5500
Tech Spec
  • 1-3/8" wide cutter, 6-1/4" long bed
Technical Documents
Type Block Planes
3.9 / 5.0
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Sol is d tool
Tool meets my expectations
July 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Best plane for finish carpentery
Replaces one I had for 40 years. Preforms the same. Handy for cross grain and scribing to a wall.
April 15, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Took a little time to flatten the bottom but since then it been my favorite tool on the bench or more so in my apron.
December 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
It Works amazingly, I opened the box and began using it right away. It has stayed sharp during several projects. Highly recommended.
October 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent tool, great price
Good price. Easy to sharpen with my wet stones. Easy to use.
March 18, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Solid and sharp block plans
Really solid construction as expected from Stanley. Adjustments are easy and fluid. Blade is very sharp right out of the packaging.
February 26, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Another tool I've had for 30+ years
I was a finish carpenter for 30+ years, and this is the exact block plane I kept in my 'bags' at all times. Nothing fancy, and I don't know what the modern version would be like, but mine holds an edge nicely and is easy to sharpen up when necessary. You won't find much better for $50
November 9, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great
I had to spend quite a bit of time flattening. Once done, and with the iron sharpened, this thing works very well. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
December 17, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
No regrets
I find myself using this little plane all the time. It's low blade angle makes using it easy. It fits my hand nicely and is easily adjustable.
January 5, 2015
A really nice moderately priced block...
A really nice moderately priced block plane. Once sharpened to a fine edge it preforms in a really excellent manner and is a fine value.
August 6, 2009
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
reputation of stanley planes, and cant afford a higher end plane right now
Mike M on Jul 1, 2019
needed this type of plane for my wood work collection.
Claude M on Jan 28, 2019
reputation of stanley planes, and cant afford a higher end plane right now
Mike M on Jul 1, 2019
replace 40 year old I dropped and broke
DALE E on Mar 18, 2019
needed this type of plane for my wood work collection.
Claude M on Jan 28, 2019
I needed a block plane and Stanley is a good reliable name in planes. I trust them to make a quality product.
Galen on Jul 24, 2018
It’s cute.
J.Robert T on Jun 22, 2018
I needed one, Stanley has a good reputation and it was reasonably priced.
Lynn N on Jan 23, 2018
Need and positive reviews
Steven on Dec 12, 2017
quality must have addition to hand tool assortmen
Brian M on Dec 2, 2017
Have several other Bailey planes and they all work well, especially for their cost.
Tim D on Apr 24, 2017
low price
Thomas C on Jun 12, 2016
needed a new plan it worked well
Tom F on Mar 10, 2016
Recommended by a friend
DAGRUN B on Oct 7, 2015
Same reason as the cabinet scraper set, been wanting to purchase a decent block plane for some time. Plus the discount helps
Victoria K on Jul 6, 2015
replace 40 year old I dropped and broke
DALE E on Mar 18, 2019
I needed a block plane and Stanley is a good reliable name in planes. I trust them to make a quality product.
Galen on Jul 24, 2018
I want to buy a low-angle block plane, and in the past have had good luck with Stanley planes. My question is about the two available models. What makes the "Sweetheart" model worth $40 more than the "Bailey" model? I see a difference in the thickness of the iron, but what else? Thanks!
Ted S on Nov 10, 2016
Stanley Model 12-960 Bailey Low-Angle Block Plane
Stanley Model 12-960 Bailey Low-Angle Block Plane
Stanley No. 60-1/2 Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane
Stanley No. 60-1/2 Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane
BEST ANSWER: The sweetheart has better quality adjustment and offers and easier palm grip also is made of better machined metal
I have an old 60 1/2 low angle block plane. Will the blade from this work in mine?
John B on Sep 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the blade for this plane will not fit your old Stanley (or other brand) block plane. The Sweetheart line of planes is a new design series from Stanley; among other things, they use an improved adjustment system for the blade that is completely different from anything Stanley used before.
Is the cap lever on the ones you sell stamped steel or as shown?
dan123445 on Dec 20, 2015
Is there any way to adjust the angle (steepness) of the blade?
Gary K on Sep 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: NO - and changing the bevel angle on the blade won't do a thing but ruin the plane iron. Why would you want to change the cutting angle of a LOW-ANGLE plane? These are perfect for cutting end grain and other PITA types of jobs (but also works great to cut a quick chamfer with the grain, etc.) . If you want a standard angle block plane, Stanley makes several that are similar in size and cost to this one. That said -the low-angle plane is what you'll use day-in day-out.