Stanley # 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane
|Features: Adjustable Throat, low angle
Manufactured: 1902 to 1982
Traut's 8/3/1897 ("Hand-y" groove)
Turnbull's 10/12/1897 (pivot lock lever cap & endwise screw cutter adjustment)
Traut and Bodmer's 2/20/1894 (adjustable throat)
Traut's 3/13/1900 (endwise screw cutter adjustment)
Dimensions: 6 inches long
Cutter: 1-1/2 inch wide; 1-3/8 inches after 1913
Construction: Cast Iron
Finish: Japanned, nickel plated trimmings
User Info: Cutter is used with the bevel up, ground at a 25 degree angle making the cutting angle 37 degrees. The low angle makes this plane especially good for planning cross end grain.
Average Price: $50 to $125
Type 1: $125 to $250 (1898 to 1902)
Note: Type 1 has a rosewood front knob and does not have as adjustable throat featured in later types. Early models have Traut's 8/3/1897 patent date in the casting.
1. Walter, John . "Antique & Collectable Stanley Tools, Guide to Identity and Value", 2nd Edition, 1996
2. Stanley # 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane, Tool Collection of Gordon Muster . Fine Condition except blade in a later replacement. Purchased Jan 1999 from local dealer for $35.
Notes maintained by Gordon Lewis Muster II
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