My Hand Plane Collection. The years Stanley made them and the reason for the types

My Hand Plane Collection. The years Stanley made them and the reason for the types

This vid shows my Stanley hand plane collection with an explanation for the years made and the types they belong to. After a hundred years hand planes vary. Who knows if all the pieces were originally on the plane. With slop over between types until Stanley got rid of the stock, this vid is just my educated guess; and how educated it is I’m not even sure of that.


  1. hernanc on August 20, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Mike thanks for the video. Nice poster back there 😉

  2. Scott Martin on August 20, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    You sound like John Malkovich and I absolutely love it! Awesome collection too

  3. Rocky Constable on August 20, 2022 at 11:12 pm


  4. shonuffisthemaster on August 20, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    nice collection, although not.sure if id be collecting or showing off the corrigated bottm planes, kindof a mistake by stanley imo.

    however, id suggest you learn to use and enjoy them, or sell or give them to someone who will use them. i hate to see good old tools sit on shelves and collect dust, to me the attraction of beautifull old hand tools is not only in how they look but also in their functionality and the joy in using them. no collector worth his salt would ever stick a valuable antique violin in a display case and never play it. insturments are ment to be played, tools are ment to be used.

  5. Tyvole on August 20, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    It’s easy to sense your passion, and that makes the video enjoyable, so thank you. I don’t have anything like your collection, and nowhere near as old. I have what I determined to be the essentials for my kind of hand woodworking. They are all pre WWII but are ‘users’, not ‘collector’ grade. However, using these older, quality tools brings me such a lot of pleasure. Properly set up, they all do their jobs very well. I’m now looking for a decent Stanley 9 1/2 and maybe a 60 1/2 to complete my ‘user’ set…;-) I’d like to get my hands on a nice 140, but they’re kinda hard to find and pay for!
    P.S. I never understood the point of bull-nose planes. It seems to me that they might as well just snap off the part in front of the blade to make it more useful in tight corners! Any comments? Anyway, thanks again for your enjoyable and informative video.

  6. Mark Swint on August 20, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Amazing collection. I’m jealous. Thanks Mike

  7. robin alexander on August 20, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    I like your collection, you should try and use them more than you do. Cheers from Tasmania

  8. andres nunez on August 20, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Excelente Mike! Best wishes from Uruguay-South America

  9. Kewonerdk on August 20, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Thats a really nice collection, if you get bored off it, just send to me in denmark.
    Your white little sweetheart looks sweeter than my black one, so put him in the package to, I promise I won’t plane with him🤪

  10. Brennan McMahon on August 20, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Mike you have an amazing collection. do you have a link of a website to help date one? I was given a hand plane a 5 1/2 C. and on the iron it has pat,date Apr 19, 92

  11. Charlie Schmidt on August 20, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Mike, Thank you for sharing your cool collection.

  12. Joe Feltes on August 20, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Mike what are the identification on a Stanley number one

  13. billfromelma on August 20, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    That was fun to watch and very informative. Now I have to run to my shop and look at my meager collection . See what years my planes are from . Great video.

  14. Tutor Den on August 20, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    The AMT planes are Luthiers tools

  15. Ken DeHaas on August 20, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you Mike. You have a nice collection. They are in beautiful shape. I have a similar collection, but not as well restored / refurbished. Mine are not all Stanley’s, a few Miller Falls & Sargent. I did pick up examples of circular planes. Very interesting mechanisms.

  16. Allan Kellar on August 20, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Hey Mike you have some beautiful hand planes. I have about fifteen but I don’t know much about them .

  17. Vincent Aurelius on August 20, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    The run-down on the model types at the end was very helpful. I’m looking at a model 5C type-13 on Ebay and couldn’t figure out the year. Even the seller didn’t know. Thanks for an informative vid.

  18. Chad Bordelon on August 20, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Can somebody tell me what these planes are worth

  19. Willie Sims on August 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Hi Mike, I too have gotten on that slippery slop of buying old Stanley planes and have a small collection. I was wondering if you would share your secrets on how you are able to put that much shine back into the soles. I soak, clean and polish mine but have never been able to get that high of a sheen. Thanks Willie Sims

  20. Money Mills on August 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    That blonde looks like a model 38DD type 9. I tried to collect them at one point but they kept getting free and running away.

  21. Kevin Rickon on August 20, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Great video! Thanks!

  22. steersman1803 on August 20, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    I’m kicking the unknown barstard who stole dads 101n half from his estate.When i found out they are worth upto NZ$1000 i know why it was stolen.I have many of the planes in your collection and strangely enough the wooden coffin plane does the smoothest job of them all because it has the thickest blade.My most expensive at NZ$100 is a Record 0120 still in the box unused and unsharpened until i got it.
    Nice collection you have thanks for showing us.

  23. Jason Weaver on August 20, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    I’m looking for a lever cap for my stanley bailey #6 type 11. Mine is welded back in the same place as yours. Could you tell me what size the lever cap is on these planes

  24. dormindont1 on August 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Отличая коллекция инструмента👍👍👍👍👍

  25. Ellie Price on August 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    At 84 my hearing is not so good and couldn’t tell if Mike was saying "letter lock" or "leather lock". I did understand "lever lock" Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks

  26. P Foster233 on August 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    I enjoyed seeing all the different types and hearing about the history and details on what makes them different. Thanks Mike, it was interesting 🇨🇦

  27. Vaidas Sash. on August 20, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Beautiful collection, how you keep them so shiny and beautiful? When I store my planes they start rusting slowly.

  28. Tony Greer on August 20, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Hi Mike, your video caused me to hit the like button as well as the subscribe button as I found it very informative. My wife and I also are entering the realm of buying, restoring and selling hand planes on ebay and I have been doing a lot of research while purchasing handplanes online. I have my own collection as well as others I intend to restore for resale. My workshop is pretty well equipped so I am now looking at ways to make money considering all of the investment I have so far so I look forward to watching your other videos on this subject as well. Thank you for sharing and I wish you well.

  29. Mark Lush on August 20, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Hey Mike, I think I found a type 8 N0 5 plane. What indicators would I look for?

  30. Derek Rowe on August 20, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Lovely stuff, Thank you ! Derek Rowe. East Sussex uk

  31. Joe Framer on August 20, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Awesome collection…I’m a framer by trade, diy mechanic and getting into woodworking, I have only two planes #4,#2 Stanley sweetheart…nice video

  32. Cameron McArthur on August 20, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    The plane that was open on the sides is called a "bench rebate plane", Americans call it a Rabbet, difference between a rebate plane and most of the others is that the plane iron cuts right up to the outside edges of the sole. I use tools and I’m not a collector unless I use it, but I can relate to your love of good tools and yes they are beautifully crafted. I like your video’s and I like some of the history that goes with the planes. Great work any may it bring you more knowledge and joy in the future.

  33. Scott Johnson on August 20, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Fascinating collection! Thank you for sharing. And, thank you for the education…answered all of my questions.

  34. TheThirdMan on August 20, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    American tool collectors are ruining it for everyone else. Assholes.

  35. joe LeGrand on August 20, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    I have a wooden block 15" long X 2 1/2" wide X 1 1/2 high with a metal frame(saddle) with a large standard front ball handle & a full grip back handle. the blade is a 45 degrees & a brass horizontal adjustment. Also has a a side to side adjustment at the top, that moves left to right.
    Question is what kind of plane is it & will it clean up a table top made of constriction grade lumber? I am making an farmhouse table this summer for use in a wedding, my first table & they want a rustic look.

  36. Charles A on August 20, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for the video. That was great information about hand planes.

  37. kagnewmp12 on August 20, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Thank You Sir. My Father and Grandfather and Great Grandfather were all wood workers. All are gone now and when checking through an old box he had I found an old Stanley plane with minor wood damage on front knob and surface rust but nothing that can’t be brought back. It is 9 inches long and about 5 inches tall. It has those same patent dates of Mar 25 02/Aug 19 02/ and Apr 19 10. On the front it is stamped Bailey NO 3. What can you tell me about it. Would greatly appreciate any help. Love your videos and the cute PUP. Retired Military Policeman from Michigan.

  38. Living The Ozarks on August 20, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Great Information, thank you for sharing!

  39. terry4144 on August 20, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    how do you restore the chrome cap irons?

  40. ab bii on August 20, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    it is like sitting next to you and sharing your treasures. thks

  41. Palmetto Grace Farm on August 20, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Very informative! Thanks for posting

  42. chris randell on August 20, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Hi Mike, need to ask some advice, I bought a couple of planes that are rusted but not too much, does restoring them devalue them by any chance? one is a Stanley number 5=1/2

  43. Ian williams on August 20, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    G’Day Mike,i too have a collection,but mine were mostly inherited,,,
    Have you ever heard of a compass plane??,Don’t blame you for not knowing,,
    I mean i’m 60 and only last week saw one for the first time,
    they were mainly used for internal and external radi,,,ummm big curves,,
    any way Love your passion for your tools,
    by the time i get mine they need a whole lot of work,,,
    saw a comment on how you get them so shiny,,after i make mine flat,I use 0000 steel wool and brasso,no chance of making them not flat with such fine wool,
    And yes, hours of work,,

  44. Richard Trempe on August 20, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Mike would it be possible to have the note on all type ove plane ! That you did explane years identification ,type  bayles versus Stanley…would be fantastique for me .Thanks in advance .it would be easer for me to read because y am french canadian an collectsome olds tool and métal plane.

  45. dave timmerman on August 21, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Hello Mike – Listening to you is like talking to every old friend of mine, old car guy / old biker guy / old school / we sure had fun with hot rods and Harleys — you get it. Can you talk a bit about the WorTH brand plane you picked off the shelf, I bought one for cheap and cant find any info about it. Did it have a parent company ? Thanks ……………Dave

  46. Gabriel Jaramillo on August 21, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Nice collection magnificent

  47. Barry Felice on August 21, 2022 at 12:07 am

    My notes from ur video
    Type 10:
    * Circa 1907-1909
    * first to have adjustable frog
    * Had “Stanley Rule & Level stamped on blade

    Type 11:
    * Circa 1910-1918
    * has 3 patient dates; 02, 02, 10
    * V shaped logo

    Type 12:
    * Circa 1919-1924
    * High knob
    * Sweet Heart Logo

    Type 13:
    * Circa 1925-1928
    * only one patient date 10 AKA 1919

    Type 14:
    * Circa 1929-1930
    * Made in USA is now on toe, not Bailey
    * Ring around Knob

    Type 15:
    * Made in USA is behind the frog / in front of tote (handle)
    * No patient date
    * Bailey is behind the knob
    Type 16:
    * Circa 1933-1941
    * sweet heart is removed
    * Kidney shaped lever lock hole
    * rim in front and back of plane

  48. Paula Foster on August 21, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Awesome thanks for sharing

  49. Doug Lingle on August 21, 2022 at 12:10 am

    hey Mike great collection, just wondering is there a difference in how a smooth plane and a corrugated plane operate
    thanks doug

  50. Bob Lee's Woodshop on August 21, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Hey Mike I got back into my shop because of the same reason I can’t get under my cars either! Lol So woodworking won out ! I can still do my little projects!!!👍👍👍