Stanley vs Irwin Record Plane

Stanley vs Irwin Record Plane

I compare the Stanley 12-005 to the Irwin Record 05 (Not the SP5, but the older version with wooden handles). Both are No.5 jack planes. I bought them both with my own money and I don’t get paid to say what I say (yet).

Link for Irwin Record No.5

Link for Stanley Series 12 No.5

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  1. Khid Buck on April 23, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I bought the stanley. First metal plane. Took me 2 months to get it flat. I’m not joking. But I got it flat. Then I was really happy "holy crap, this plane is a dream now!" then I adjusted the cutting depth. Then the yoke broke.

  2. Waltjwin Jo on April 23, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Good comparison, looking forward to more videos from Canada.

  3. Michael Massetti on April 23, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Ya you are correct Stanley used to be good. Thanks for the review. Went to a menards in USA saw same plane for $19.83 cents tax and all. Think I’m going get it and a block plane from Irwin . Doing minor stuff like cleaning up 2x4s mabye a chamfer on mdf .

  4. upside downdog on April 23, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I have good luck buying antique "well used, then neglected" planes for cheap.