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Stanley Defiance #205 Block Plane

Description from hansbrunnertools.com

offered 1927-1934

6 1/4″  long with  a 1 1/2″ cutter

Pressed/folded steel construction. Originally part of the Stanley tool chest for boys, later integrated into the “economy” Defiance line as No 1245. I don’t think many woodworkers would be game enough to call this a tool. It looks and feels like one of those horrible cheap Chinese imports you find at flea markets. Body is not marked, cutters are usually marked Defiance. I don’t know if the earlier examples from the boy’s tool chests had any markings on the blade.


Here is my write up on Defiance

Actual specs:

  • Length 6 1/4”
  • Width 1 1/2”
  • Cutter width 1 7/16”
  • Weight 0 lb 8.2 ozs



Looking for a description of using a scrub plane then smoother, see the Rough to Finish section in “A Beginners Guide to Bench Planes – The Pocket Guide”