Stanley Defiance Line

Stanley Defiance Line

Reference:

The Stanley Plane: A History And Descriptive Inventory

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In 1929, Stanley introduced the Defiance tool line. Marked by less expensive, quality tools, the line included all the customary tools, braces, drills, hammers, levels, screwdrivers, squares and planes. By 1939, the line expanded to include awls, bevels, wood and metal chisels, a crowbar, drill bits and bit extensions, files, a hatchet, an ice pick, nail sets, pliers, punches, saw sets, tape measures, tin snips, vises, wrenches, zigzag folding rules and, by 1952, even a wedge vise. With the onset of the Great Depression, company officials sensed a large market of farmers and homeowners who wanted to do their own work with a cheaper, quality set of tools.


The Defiance #1203

1939-1953

Length 8”  Cutter width 1 3/4″

Same as the #1204 except size

The Defiance line was made by Stanley, the Defiance line is the only plane I know of that had this “folded wing”  style lateral. That and if the knob and tote profile matches (flat side, reddish stain, etc) and the frog matches, its a pretty good assumption it was made by Stanley in the Defiance line. Note: some of the late models had a folded later (see #1205 pictured) the same as the late Baileys.

If you’re trying to identify an unknown plane, It’s possible your plane was sold by another hardware store, and never was marked as a Defiance, but it would be a Stanley made plane from the Defiance line. I suspect they didn’t mark the whole line at times so it was easier to sell as other retailers.

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The Defiance #1204

1939-1953

Length 9”     Cutter width 2″

Note: Not all of these had the name stamped on the tote. Many you find will be unmarked.

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The Defiance #1204C

1939 only

Length 9”      Cutter width 2″

Same as the #1204 except corrugated

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<—An Additional Defiance #1204—>

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The Defiance #1205

1932-1953

Length 14”      Cutter width 2″

Same as the #1204 except size: Not the folded lateral on this later model.

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Stanley Defiance #1205
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Stanley Defiance #1205
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Stanley Defiance #1205

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The Defiance #1205C

1939 only

Length 14”      Cutter width 2″

Same as the #1205 except corrugated

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The Defiance #1213

1932-1942

Length 9”        Cutter width 1 3/4″ or 1 11/16″

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The Defiance #1213 1/2

1932-1942

Length 9”     Cutter width 1 3/4″ or 1 11/16″

The 1213 1/2 is not in Seller’s Book

See my forum for more on the 1213 1/2

See Additional Images here

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The Defiance #1243

1940-1962

Length 8” Cutter width 1 3/4″

Same as the Defiance #1244 except size   (pictures compliments of http://www.plane-dealer.com/)

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The Defiance #1244

1940-1962

Length 9” Cutter width 2″

<—An Additional Defiance #1244—>

<—An Additional Defiance #1244—>

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The Defiance #1245

1940-1950

Length 14” Cutter width 2″

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<—An Additional Defiance #1245—>

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