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Ensures smooth and accurate planing.

Stanley No. 60-1/2 Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane

Item #
35997
Rating:
88% of 100

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.

Features:

  • Finely machined solid brass adjustment hardware
  • 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
(1) Stanley No. 60-1/2 Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane
More Information
Brand Stanley
Manufacturer Part Number 12-139
Weight 2.3500
Tech Spec
  • Plane iron is honed to an angle of 25° and is micro-adjustable to 30°
Technical Documents
Type Block Planes
4.4 / 5.0
35 Reviews
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Stanley Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane
This is a wonderful tool and one that every woodworker should have in his/her shop. A low angle block plane does a number of jobs on any given project, from smoothing end grain to creating chamfers. Its small, fitting into most apron pockets. This particular model is not the lightest weight model but the additional heft provides some additional inertia. The fit and finish is good and like most planes, it will still need a bit of tuning before using it. The iron is sturdy, and in my case, was pretty flat on the back side. The bevel was accurate and just needed final polishing. All in all, a great tool.
August 12, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Worth the investment
Had been using a mid quality plan and decided to upgrade, well worth the investment. Easy to adjust and adjustments stay securely, unlike my other block plane. Building a strip built boat, just the plane for the job!
August 10, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good Buy
Low angle block plane used all the time. It is a heavy quality constructed plane for the price. Performed well right from the box.
July 27, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect weight, feels great
Perfect weight, feels great
July 25, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Handles easily and very efficient.
May 10, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
excellent plane
I have been using this Stanley planner for about month now. I had previously bought the cheap brands, and quickly realized the need to spend more for something made with quality and precision. This is my first real planer, and I have been wowed by how great this model works. The blade was super sharp right out of the box, ready to use. Well worth the money!
April 2, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Stanley No.60-1/2 SH Low Angle Block Plane
The Block Plane came ready to use. So far very happy with this product.
October 16, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Wish I had gotten one sooner
June 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool at a good price
Solid tool; you will need to sharpen the blade prior to serious use.
December 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sweet right out of the box
Wow! Got this early for Xmas, as I needed it to flatten out the endgrain of some desktop shelf legs for a custom order, and I was super satisfied. Came pre-sharpened to an edge that cut through the oak endgrain without a problem, once I had the depth adjusted. This is my first real quality plane, and I'll never go back to trying to save money. Wonderful piece of engineering and machining. This will make my job more enjoyable and faster!
December 20, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Great reviews
Paul L on Sep 1, 2019
Stanley's reputation and I wanted a low angle block plane.
S T on Feb 1, 2019
Great reviews
Paul L on Sep 1, 2019
Great reviews.
James on Aug 13, 2019
Stanley's reputation and I wanted a low angle block plane.
S T on Feb 1, 2019
Adding to my plane set... good quality product
Mark Z on Jan 19, 2019
i will try this tool
Jose L on Nov 12, 2018
It's a great plane. I love mine. Bought this one for my woodworking son. Especially great for end grain including hardwoods. Sharpens well and holds the edge.
Robert H on Feb 7, 2018
Reviews were good. Price point good value.
Rod R on Aug 21, 2017
Looking for a quality plane, and not a wallet breaker
michael k on Jul 11, 2017
I needed a block plane that had an adjustable throat to trim some delicate maple end-grain on shaker style doors.
Chuck P on Jun 29, 2017
Time to stop wanting a low angle block plane fo my woodshop
Robert H on Dec 11, 2016
Good reviews
KRYSTAL K on Nov 18, 2016
It's fun to use, and little for my hand.
lily c on Sep 28, 2016
Needed additional plane and Stanley proved themselves to me about quality after using a # 92 for several years.
JOSEPH C on Sep 24, 2016
Needed a compliment to my L N 60 1/2. Price
Thomas W on Jun 7, 2016
Just getting into the world of hand planes and Stanley Sweetheart planes have a good reputation and a reasonable price.
Jay D W on May 2, 2016
Don't have one
William B on Apr 6, 2016
Highly recommended and I need general purpose plane.
Murf on Mar 26, 2016
Becouse it seems to be a good block plane
Schirley G on Feb 27, 2016
To make wooden spoons.
James H on Jan 29, 2016
need it,its a stanley
Dan S on Dec 30, 2015
I picked these after watching a youtube review.
EDUARDO S on Dec 24, 2015
From all reviews, it's a good entry-level plane, perhaps not as ideal as Lie-Nielsen or Lee Valley, but with some tuning, it's supposed to be excellent.
Jagannathan V on Dec 14, 2015
After reading the reviews it appears that this will be a great addition to my woodworking projects.
Jerry B on Nov 30, 2015
I needed a low angle block plane. This one is affordable and after trueing up the sole and honing the blade it is a very good tool.
Jeffery H on Nov 30, 2015
old plane worn out
William D on Nov 30, 2015
Classic plane for my furniture making. A gift (largely) from my children.
William E on Nov 18, 2015
Quality plane.
Dennis D on Nov 7, 2015
Sale at the right time
Paul T on Aug 16, 2015
Recommended by a woodworking authority.
Thomas K on Jun 6, 2015
good reviews and free shipping coupon
julio m on May 27, 2015
I have found the need for this many times but didn't have one.
Marc S on May 25, 2015
I Love hand Planes. I'm collection Stanley Sweetheart planes. I plane to pass them along to a relative.
Ed P on Apr 30, 2015
Great reviews.
James on Aug 13, 2019
Adding to my plane set... good quality product
Mark Z on Jan 19, 2019
I just received a stanley sweetheart 60 1/2 low angle block plane as a gift. On adjusting it i realize i could not get the blade to extend put of the mouth (with the bevel up as it should be) until the blade was fully forward and the mouth was as wide as it could be open, and even then it was barely protruding out of the mouth, How do i fix this issue?
Adamnoobww on Aug 15, 2017
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 No. 60-1/2 Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane
Stanley No. 60-1/2 Sweetheart Low Angle Block Plane
Stanley Model 12-960 Bailey Low-Angle Block Plane
Stanley Model 12-960 Bailey 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
Where can I find a replacement blade for the sweetheart 601/2 block plane 12-139 [cutter # 12143 ?
Gary F on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Lee Valley Tools sells Record and Stanley replacement blades made by Veritas. You can get the in A2, O1, or their PM-V11.