Stanley Bailey bench plane – type study breakdown – types 5 – 8

Stanley Bailey bench plane – type study breakdown – types 5 – 8

This video is intended to briefly (haha) cover the differences between type 5, type 6, type 7, and type 8 Stanley bench planes.

All credit for the original type study goes to Roger K. Smith. You can find PTAMPIA vol 1 and 2 occasionally on eBay or at

The following links may be helpful for you when attempting to learn more about your hand plane:

How to Identify Stanley Hand Plane Age and Type (Type Study Tool)

Stanley Trademark Stamps

Let me know if you have any questions or want to know more about the resources mentioned in the video.

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  1. riccardo bettolla on October 9, 2022 at 3:15 am

    Hi where can I find a Stanley 5 type 8 body?

  2. Rameez Amos on October 9, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Great video and very informative as always. Love the fact it’s to the point and exact information. now for the next one !!!

  3. Thom Green on October 9, 2022 at 3:33 am

    I seemed to have a number 6 plane type 5 or 6 the front of the frog looks like the 5 but the back looks more like a 6, also mounting surface is similar but not quite the same as rest of the 5 or 6 that you are showing. it is an incomplete plane but what I do have looks like is serviceable. looking forward to fixing it us so it can be used again.

  4. The Walnut Woodworker on October 9, 2022 at 3:34 am

    My first planes was a type 3 No 29 that I got for 15 bucks. My second was a type 6 No 5 for 5 bucks. The No 29 still had a solid brass depth adjuster.

  5. Triune Blades on October 9, 2022 at 3:43 am

    These are very easy to watch. Good work!

  6. Ben Beach on October 9, 2022 at 3:45 am

    great video Mike! love that you throw some resources out there!

  7. thaddy1978 on October 9, 2022 at 3:49 am

    Love the videos! Here’s a potential idea to help some of us. The overall type studies are fantastic!!!! I know it may seem redundant, but maybe you could do some videos that just involve frogs and another for lever caps. I know, with some exceptions, that you will have type ranges and may not have an exact type. i.e. "this frog would be a type 9-11." I know I have gotten a box of parts or incomplete planes…or threw away a broken sole, but kept the frog, but lost track of what type it went to. I know you have all of that info in your type study series, but it would be nice to just go to a frog or lever cap video. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!

  8. The Walnut Woodworker on October 9, 2022 at 4:04 am

    My Type 6 No 5 had a beaded front nob?

  9. Janet Flecher on October 9, 2022 at 4:06 am

    looking forward to the longer video as I have a No.4 that is a type 6,7, and 8. I’m hoping that the longer video covers the issues with the type, like the S in the base instead of a B which otherwise looks like a type 8 and a missing letter cast in the frog, my plane has nothing.