A special purpose edge or chisel plane from Stanley USA. Aimed at piano makers and cabinet makers for working into the corners and tight spaces where the use of other planes would be impractical or impossible. The Stanley 97 plane was offered from 1905 1944, is 10 inches long and has a 2.1/4 inch adjustable cutter. Fitted with a rosewood rear knob, fixed as in the bench planes with a threaded bar and nut however the nut on the No. 97 is nickle plated rather than plain brass.
Cast iron & rosewood knob. For planing right up into a corner, similar to a chisel The Stanley cabinet makers edge plane number 97 is also known as the'Stanley piano makers plane'. The 97 plane was made from cast iron with a front knob made from Rosewood, a black lever cap and a depth adjuster mechanism. The upper surface of the plane was finished with a black japanning.
The plane has a distinctive shape and design with the walls of either side slanting down to the surface. At the centre of the wall on each side there is a semi-circle removed. There is an open mouth at the front which in effect makes this plane like a large chisel; this plane is therefore sometimes referred to as a chisel plane. At the time of production in the early 1900's, this plane was advertised saying there is no other plane which can work into small spaces or so close to corners.
The Stanley 97 plane blade rests on a solid bed for nearly the entirety of the blade. The 97 has a blade fine adjustment mechanism to allow the user to simply and easily make small adjustments to the depth of cut. The blade can be adjusted by using the blade fine adjustment wheel, to use this the first thing to do is loosen the lever cap slightly (turn the lever cap screw anti-clockwise) so the blade is not locked firmly in place. Next locate the depth adjuster knurled wheel which can be found under the top-end of the blade. Turn the depth adjuster clockwise to move the blade forward for a deeper cut or turn the adjuster anti-clockwise to move the blade backwards for a finer cut.
Once the blade is in the desired position, secure the blade by tightening the lever screw (turn the lever cap screw clockwise) ensuring not to knock the blade. Sometimes the front corners of this plane are very slightly rounded off in a similar way that the corners of side rebate plane blade are.
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The item "VINTAGE old antique EARLY STANLEY No 97 CABINET MAKERS CHISEL PLANE" is in sale since Tuesday, October 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Tools & Collectable Hardware\Collectable Tools\Carpentry & Woodworking Tools\Planes". The seller is "vintage_tools_deluxe" and is located in Croydon.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Liechtenstein, Macao, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Bermuda, Barbados, Cayman islands, Jordan, Saint lucia, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, South africa, Ukraine, Colombia, Montserrat.