NOTE: I edit this and add sites from time to time. Also note I am not associated with any of these in any way. Also, just because its listed, Its not a referral, some I’ve used, some I have not. Use it as if you found it on your own.

The mother of all Stanley information Antique Tools FAQ (as of 11/97)
Millers Falls here—
Learn to use the plane at his blog—-
The Hardware Companies Kollectors Klub –
Find the plane manufacturer by lever adjustment”:
flatten the soles of planes


WayneC also has a set of really good reference sites.


Other Reference Sites




Plane Parts:



My site




Dating References:

Timetestedtools dating the Stanley Bench plane

Timetestedtools dating the Sargent 400 series bench plane
Rexmills type Study frog comparison
Plane dating flow chart

 Dating the Stanley 45 —

Block Plane Dating

Stanley Blade (cutter or iron) logo dating

Rexmills sharpening
WayneC resources
Scrub Plane Iron Cambering A Guide to sharpening

 Wooden Hand plane History


Antiques tools for sale and Auctions
Meeker’s Mechanical Nature Antiques
Martin J. Donnelly Antique Tools
Supertools List


Tap and die


St. James Bay Tool Company 12-20 Tap and Die Set.
eBay Seller Nicobie sells 12-20 Taps and Dies.
1/4-20 BSW –  located on eBay from a UK merchant.
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Tap
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Die