The Sargent Hand Plane Reference Guide for Collectors & Woodworkers – Second Edition

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 The Sargent Hand Plane Reference Guide for Collectors & Woodworkers – Second Edition is an in-depth study of Sargent hand planes from the earliest patented designs to the end of production, including brief descriptions of each plane in Sargent’s extensive line.

Sargent started making their own line of hand planes around 1887 and continued until about 1961. They are one of the few manufacturers still operating today as a hardware company.   This publication, “The Sargent Hand Plane Reference Guide  for Collectors & Woodworkers – Second Edition” authored By Don Wilwol, along with the collaboration of many other Sargent hand plane collectors and enthusiasts, is a continuation of the “Sargent Bench Plane Identification Guide The #400/#5400/#1400 Series” and the first edition of the “The Sargent Hand Plane Reference Guide for Collectors & Woodworkers”. Driven by a passion for vintage tools, especially Sargent bench planes, the author’s goal is to help educate others who may be just beginning or wish to learn more about using and collecting these fine tools. This book is a compilation of the data that has been gleaned though the process of finding, collecting, restoring and researching Sargent bench planes and to compile that work for others interested in this line of vintage tools. A special thanks to all those that shared their knowledge and expertise. It truly was a combined effort.

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The book came today and all I can say is WOW! This is an amazing reference and beautifully done. What an incredible amount of work! Being the tool geek I am, I will read it cover to cover.


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

I received your book. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I certainly wasn’t expecting that. It’s a PhD dissertation. I mean that. It is an exceptional addition to the literature, will be used by current/future collectors/users, and was sorely lacking in the field. You will see over time. This will become a very important book. Like a dissertation, it’s factual; the reader can decide what it means to them. I’m so impressed.


Wow! I purchased “The Sargent Hand Plane Reference Guide” from my friend, the author, Don Wilwol expecting a small black and white rudimentary reference of plane models and instead received 267 full color pages of pure gold! WOW! What a book, Don! Very well done and on a niche of the plane market not well covered before now. Great job, my friend. I look forward to your next book!


Hi Don, I received the book today. Lots of great photos. I like that. Thanks.



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