Stanley No 5 Jack Plane Type 17 War Production
Offering this nice clean 14" long x 2" wide cutter, Stanley Bailey No 5 Jack Plane Type 17 with smooth bottom, dated 1942-45; blade is marked Stanley, made in USA with the rectangular logo. This plane was made during the WWII period, where some raw materials normally were not available, so in this case a hard rubber cutter adjustment knob was used, and also during this time, hardwood with a rosewood stain was used on the knob and handle. Also note that during this period type, the bed walls of the casting are thicker than previous types. The plane is in good condition with some wear on the original black Japanning, but over 90% still intact; bear metal surfaces good++ condition, no cracks or chips; no rust, clean. The 2 inch wide blade is very clean, ready to work, no cracks or chips; cutter is 90% intact and sharp. The hardwood handle is solid and clean; the rosewood finish nearly worn off, very minor wear - a chipped off section noted at the top of the handle on one side only, from the lateral level hitting it, no other damage, very solid, no cracks. The knob is in good++ shape, solid and clean, minor dings, no cracks or chips. Overall condition is good++, to very good with less than normal wear overall, very nice user, super clean plane for your collection and/or use!