Invaluable for anyone who owns or uses a Stanley 45 or 55 combination plane This special compilation covers the development of all major types of Stanley combination planes the Miller, the Traut, as well as the Stanley 45 and 55 Not only are the planes and their evolution described and fully illustrated, but their patent information is included and, in the case of the 45 and 55, so are copies of the original instruction booklets 80 pages Fully illustrated 51 2 x 61 2 Soft cover....
|Title||:||The Stanley Rule and Level Company's Combination Planes|
|Publisher||:||Astragal Pr September 1, 1989|
|Number of Pages||:||80 pages|
|File Size||:||995 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Stanley Rule and Level Company's Combination Planes Reviews
It lacks many of the nuances that you can find on Patrick Leach's site. And, Johnny Kleso's type study really only applies to the regular Stanley cast iron Bailey planes, except that his type identification is problematic for the planes that were produced between early 1888 and late 1889 as the transition from type 5 to type 6 was happening (one could argue for maybe four or five subtypes in that period). That said, the book is useful.
If you are looking for detailed information about the various Stanley combination planes or the various types within a model then this is NOT the booklet for you. i.e. you won't find anything that differentiates between a type 9 and a type 10 model 45 plane.
A quick history of the 45/55. A copy of orginal manual with parts list. Not much additional information on the use of the 45/55.
If you are really into collecting combination planes then yes this is a good book. I was after more instruction on use of the planes and all this book had was a reprint of the original instructions fro Stanley which I got off of the internet. My personal opinion is if you are a user looking for instructions then don't waste your money on this book
Great resource on the Stanley 55
This book comes in real handy when trying to identify correct cutters for a Stanley 45 plane. Gives enough details and drawings to help make sure I get the correct parts or show whats missing before I buy one. So many incomplete or wrong parts put together on these tools that are for sale, that it can be real confusing at times. The Stanley 45 plane was made between 1882 and the 1960's and many of the parts are interchangable. I bought a plane from WWII era and it came with a box of cutters from 1882 era! Would also recommend Book by David E. Heckel.
Reprints of original patent docs & factory manuals for Stanley's "45" & "55" Combination Planes, now long out of production. Does not cover other Stanley planes. Includes setup instructions and the combination of standard cutters needed to make custom mouldings. Also includes 100's of cutter profiles, stock numbers and prices (in 1914 dollars!). A "must have" if the "45" you purchased on E-Bay didn't come with the original manual.
Buy this book if you own the 55 plane and want to actually use it, you will get fresh text without the fear of destroying a real brittle antique one.