Stanley Defiance #1213 1/2 (My #1213.5-021518-1)
This is said to be the the rarest or one of the rarest Defiance planes. They were only made from 1929 – 1932 according to “Antique and Collectible Stanley Tools: Guide to Identity and Value by John Walter” and it isn’t even listed in “The Stanley Plane: A History And Descriptive Inventory by Alvin Sellens”
This Stanley Defiance makes a pretty decent scrub plane if the blade is been sharpened with a camber. The mouth is already wide enough for some good size shavings.
This plane is as i found it. I have not cambered the blade for scrubbing, but I will if you’d like me to.
- Length 9”
- Width 2 1/16”
- Cutter width 1 5/8”
- Weight 2 lb 0 ozs
Note the grooves on the lever cap. These are to allow the lever cap to be adjusted similar to a chip breaker.