Blades for Stanley No. 4 1/2, 5.1/2, 6 & 7 Planes
Blades for Stanley No. 4 1/2, 5.1/2, 6 & 7 Planes
£11.72 - £17.75 (£9.77 - £14.79 Ex. VAT)

Blades for Stanley No. 4 1/2, 5.1/2, 6 & 7 Planes

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  • Single iron (blade only)
  • Double iron (with cap iron and screw)
  • Hardened, tempered high-carbon chrome steel assures excellent edge retention
  • Can be honed to a razor-sharp edge
  • Supplied with accurate ground edge of 25°; finishing with an additional honed angle of 30° is recommended
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£11.72 - £17.75 (£9.77 - £14.79 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

Available as blade only, in which case it is known as a single iron , or offered complete with chip breaker and screw when they are termed a double iron. Stanley® replacement plane irons are made from hardened and tempered high carbon chrome steel which have excellent edge retention characteristics and allows a razor sharp edge to be honed.



Plane Blade Width 60 mm (2.3/8")
Reviews (3)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.8 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


D Oakes

26 September 2018

bad quality control

Its clear from reading reviews left by others that it is possible to buy one of these and get a half decent iron, which is what prompted me to buy one for a second hand Stanley no.6 I picked up. The iron I had delivered to me is frankly terrible, so there are clearly quality issues wherever these are produced. It was/is badly cupped, its not even close to flat on the back. Its not usually a problem if its concave, as you just have to flatten a few mm along the edge, but the iron I received is badly convex so I had to spend ages flattening the high spot in the middle, which didn't seem to respond to a few whacks from my nylon mallet, which I have used before with some decent results. In the end I gave up and used a small steel rule on my diamond plate to add a back bevel or "York pitch", its not ideal but it will do until I find a better iron.
The factory grind was about 20 degrees so rather than touching it up and adding a 30 degree secondary bevel I had to grind my own primary at 25 and then add the secondary at 30.
I did eventually get a decent edge on it and it worked as expected on some cheap pine, but I've not used it long enough to comment on edge retention.
So be warned, spend £11 to £18 and you may get a good one, or you may get a lemon. I don't want to spend ££s on a posh blade from somewhere else and use A2 or PMV11, i just want a flat bit of 01 steel.


16 January 2018

Stanley plane iron

I agree with the former review these are good irons dont cost the earth and if your plane is set up correctly and the iron sharpened correctly they work fine, however if you want the best out of your plane a Veratias cap irion makes a big diffrence to the plane and well worth the investment, I fittited one on my 604/12 bedrock and the result was amazing so now I have retro fitted my 7s&5s with the same they are great in holding the iron flat against the cap iron and in difficult grain makes the old stanleys just as good as anything the top 3 produce and in time I intend to make the change to all my Stanley's which I have had for years and will see me out and even those who they end up with when I'm gone.

M Conroy

10 June 2014

Good quality and value for money option for your old Stanley planes

I bought a single iron for my old Stanley 4 1/2. I'm pretty happy with it- it's of similar quality to the original and it's Sheffield made so I expect it to hold a reasonable edge, at least for the kind of work I do. A little bit of work on the back face to remove the grinding marks, add a secondary bevel and I was ready to go! I've tried those expensive replacement irons from other premium manufacturers but unless you're working with expensive hardwoods I don't see the point. These original thin irons work just fine, once your plane is properly set up and your edge is sharp there's no need to be wasting time and money on grinding and sharpening those thick irons.

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