Over the years I’ve seen evidence of a series of Hand Planes made by Ohio Tools. These plane are similar to their typical line of planes but have a #32X (where the X designated the size) for a size designation.

Some of this is guess work and speculation at this time but here is what I think the sizes are.

Ohio Tools #321 –  #01  ?? Have not seen evidence of one
Ohio Tools #322 –  #02  ?? Have not seen evidence of one
Ohio Tools #323 –  #03
Ohio Tools #324 –  #04         9 in. long and about 2 1/3 in. wide, 2″ cutter
Ohio Tools #325 –  #04 1/2
Ohio Tools #326 –  #05
Ohio Tools #326 1/4  –  #05 1/4   it’s the same length as the #05 but the iron is 2 1/8″   (remember Ohio #05 1/4 is different than Stanley’s)
Ohio Tools #326 1/2  –  #05 1/2     plane is 15″ long cutter is 2 5/16″ wide
Ohio Tools #327 –  #06  18″ long, 2 3/4″ wide and has a 2 3/8″ blade.
Ohio Tools #328 –  #07
Ohio Tools #329 –  #8

So far I have found no documentation for these planes. They are somewhat scarce but do come up in auctions and on ebay once in a while.

Although many of the early Ohio Tools Hand Planes had the toe screw on the tote, even on the smaller sizes, all planes observed in the 300 series do not have the toe screw, even the larger sizes.

Any help or additional pictures please email me at don@timetestedtools.net.

Here are some examples.

Ohio Tools #324  (from the collection of  Mike Southrey)

324-04324-01324-02324-03

Ohio Tools #325

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Ohio Tools #326 1/4  (From the Collection of Jeremy Lloyd)

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Ohio Tools #326 1/2 (From the collection of Ken Smith)

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Ohio Tools #327

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