How to prepare a Stanley Bailey No 4 – Hand Tools

How to prepare a Stanley Bailey No 4 – Hand Tools

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How to prepare your new hand plane
A comprehensive walk trough on setting up a Stanley Bailey No 4 “Made in England”

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  1. Donald Farr on June 19, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I didn’t know that they still made Stanley planes. Is that tote and nob plastic? I have an old Stanley no. 4.

  2. İpek Öztaş on June 19, 2022 at 9:19 pm


  3. Viking of Birka on June 19, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you for this video. I purchased a brand new Stanley almost equal to yours (made in India) and now I understood how it works. Congratulations, and my regards to the nice cat!!

  4. Ender Senol on June 19, 2022 at 9:24 pm


  5. owl3764 on June 19, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Planing like those Japanese masters after that little tune-up (nearly, lol). I have no idea how they pick winners in their competitions over there.
    Very nicely done.

  6. Doug Commons on June 19, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Last year I bought an old Stanley Bailey No. 4. I didn’t do a complete restoration of it. I just did enough to put back to use. Would you mind watching how I did it to see if I could have done something better or different?

    Your feedback and input are greatly appreciated.

  7. MARSPALMA on June 19, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Gret video and easy to understand all the informations – btw I have the same handplane!

  8. DiYREST TUBE PH on June 19, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    im a stanley fan when it comes to handtools.planning to buy this..its very usefull in woodworking.

  9. Zafer Kazankaya on June 19, 2022 at 9:31 pm


  10. Tony Minehan on June 19, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    All that money on a brand new Stanley and they don’t give you wooden handles !!!

  11. sean watt on June 19, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Well that was as satisfying as watching Bob Ross do one of his paintings. 👍

  12. Rusty Boy on June 19, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Great job !

  13. Shed Man X on June 19, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Beautiful job that any beginner can follow. Helps us older ones as well.
    Absolutely adore your cats. Beautiful. 👍🇦🇺

  14. алексей иванов on June 19, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    hi fren.Как всегда супер😉

  15. sozsen on June 19, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Bu ön rende ayarlama videosunu izlememiştim, elinize sağlık yeniden. Yorumlarda plastik tutamaçlara şaşıran izleyicinizden yola çıkarak düşüncemi (eksik/yanlış olma ihtimali ile) belirteyim. Stanley rende üretimini Hindistan ve Meksika’ da da yapıyor ve anladığım kadarıyla Meksika ve İngiltere üretimlerinde plastik tutamaçlar kullanıyor. Bununla birlikte ütü ve kurbağa kalitesi düşük olsa da Hindistan üretimi rendelerde ahşap tutamaçlar var. Bu videodaki rendenin arkasında sadece G serisi damgası dışında üretim yerinin yazmaması ama plastik tutamaç kullanılmış olması Meksika yapımı olduğunu düşündürüyor. Sizin elinizden de geçince İkinci Dünya savaşı öncesi üretilmişler kalitesine neredeyse ulaşmış oluyordur. Kurşunlu Han’ ın martı sesleri eşliğinde izlemesi (dahi izlerken öğrenmesi) yine çok keyifliydi, ellerinize zevkinize sağlık.

  16. Restoration Australia on June 19, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Very cool well done.

  17. Zafer Kazankaya on June 19, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Senin ellerinde metaller bir farklı parlıyor patron.

  18. Irfan Alkasi on June 19, 2022 at 9:40 pm


  19. hikmet burkut on June 19, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Ellerine saglık 👏👏👏👏

  20. Ferdy Hidayat on June 19, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    do we really need this preparation step? i just bought a stanley no 4 like this..and just use it…

  21. John Matthew on June 19, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Great stuff for beginners like me!

  22. ipek yılmaz on June 19, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Rendeyi toplarken hep kafası karışanlara gelsin. 🎗🙏🏻

  23. UreaSmith on June 19, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    What was that dark finishing stone you were using?

  24. nateroo on June 19, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    This was the video I was looking for. I just bought this plane from Home Depot and I wanted to tune it prior to using; this vid is perfect. Yes, this model comes with plastic handle/tote and knob, but there’s a guy who makes cherry, walnut, and exotic wood replacements for $52. and up. So I’ll be ordering a set from him bringing my total to about $110, still way below the high-end Stanley models that have nice wood like the Sweetheart and #4 that goes for $200+. Sure, they’re also higher end components but this Stanley Bailey model is just fine for my novice DIY projects. I’m also willing to spend some bucks for the wood! … I was used to the old Stanleys that my late Dad and Uncle had but my brother and cousin have them now. So I got this one just to have one on hand. You helped quite a bit! Thanx for a great how-to video. You helped me set up my new inexpensive plane

  25. ared18t on June 19, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    They don’t season the metal anymore so you might have to flatten it again at some point.

  26. by OldHand on June 19, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you very much for your interest in this video. I am so glad this video was able to guide you.
    I have repaired many and produced many hand planes. If you want a classic style wooden hand plane production video, please let me know. I can prepare a video for you. Stay safe and see you soon in a new video.

  27. RaizT1 on June 19, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    What kind of oil are you using to lubricate the screws and lever?