Cast in manganese bronze, the No. 3 features the unique Stanley bedrock frog design. A fully machined mating fit between the frog and body, with the maximum possible area of contact and with the added benefit of being able to move the frog backwards or forwards, allowing the opening or closing of the plane's mouth without having to remove the lever cap or blade. The sole is hand flattened. The knob and the tote are polished cherry wood. The A2 cryogenically treated blade is a full 3.2mm(1/8") thick and all that is required is a light honing of the blade before yuor new No. 3 plane is ready to use.
The No. 3 is 228mm (9") long with a 44mm(1 3/4") wide blade and weighs 1.82kg(3 1/2lb).
|Nett Weight||1.82 kg|
|Plane Blade Width||44 mm (1.3/4")|
|Plane Sole Length||228 mm|
23 April 2018
A great planeI had been considering a new smoothing plane for some time. The Cardiff store had one in stock so I was able to handle it before I parted with the cash. It is an excellent tool and does exactly what I hoped it would do. It is easy to handle and manipulate when planing and leaves a beautiful glassy smooth surface on the hardwoods I have tried it on - oak, walnut, sweet chestnut, rosewood, ash, birch and maple.