The format used for the type discussions and trademark designations generally follows other published studies. This is the Type Study part of a larger paper of 8 pages that also discusses the history, development and characteristics of this, the best plane ever made. See Beds marked with Bailey model numbers, No.2 to 8.
All sizes in production including those with corrugated bottoms.
In type studies of Stanley planes, they all come to a screeching halt after type 20’s, approximately 1967 or so. -- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
They Handyman line of planes rarely, if ever gets mentioned. I do think we could put together a list of individual planes, with their distinct differences. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!! I wonder when hammertone finishes became the rage, it was undoubtedly the 1950’s.
I I’ve had/sold two sets that were a clear/gray color and I think there was another one with clear/red color handles. Contact an ad represenative today at Just Joe's Advertising Consortium. All the good research projects have already been taken, and done well.
t also had a few Yankee screwdrivers – at least the 233H, 133H and 433H if not more. There was a small set of regular auger bits that is hard to find now. Perhaps I’ll just break up my Handymans and create a spare parts depot on e Bay…frog screws have got to have some value, at least…or are they inferior too? Postal charges alone (Canada) preclude any incentive to sell them on e Bay.
I know, they’re generally not held in high regard, Don W hates them, but I’ve seen the occaisional positive comment about them. should we try to categorize them, identify better ones from real clunkers, assign a “type” to the various permutations, or what? Then, we could maybe figure out the genesis for the line, what they looked like and how they changed from year to year. Note also the kidney shaped holes in the lever caps, another giveaway.
As you can see, there are several differences among my various Handymans. I even havd a trisquare with that red handle, with “Handyman” cast into it. Then we can work toward an answer to Don’s question… I’ll have to dig up my Popular Mechanics magazines and see if there are ads for Handyman stuff.
I recently obtained an original copy of a 1923 Stanley promotional pamphlet which illustrates and describes the Bed Rock Planes in production at that time.I had (might still be buried somewhere) a small bench vise that bolts onto the bench but only if your bench was about 1” thick or less. -- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant.We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!That meant re-using old images, not the current model, and were known to used up previous inventories of parts, wherever possible. The one we will be examining is the Bailey No 7 Jointer, I recently acquired.That is part of my indoctrination of any "new" tool entering my temporary custody.I suspect that these planes, based on the ones I own or have seen offered for sale, they were originally purchased in department stores for Father’s Day gifts by well-meaning family…and put away and forgotten. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!! but just for fun and even though they may not easily make silky smooth shavings, they are part of the tool history. -- Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future. My very first hand plane was a Handyman,bought it from ebay but while I was waiting for it to to be shipped I did a google search on it and boy ,everyone gave it a thumbs down,it felt like I couldn’t have bought a worse plane so when I received it I just put it away ,later on I bought a couple of decent Canadian /US made planes and compared them to the old HANDYMAN,then I realised why it was inferior ,it weighed less ,looked rough and crude .Maybe we could generate a list of other non-plane Handyman products, too? I use it just as often as my better planes which is not often LOL.; -- Ken from Ontario, Canada Don’t go hating on Stanley now just because they learned how to market to a broader audience in the 50’s.The Handyman line took over from the Defiance line.Strange thing is, I once had a Handyman #1204, and a Companion #4 sized plane. Yes, a lot of the line was cheaper, but some pieces were just rebranded from their regular line.In addition to all the planes: The handyman line included a set of chisels in a pouch – plastic handles that were squarish (flat front/back with rounded sides).