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Bailey 9 3/4 in. Bench Plane

  • Bevel Down Wood Plane
  • Replacement Blade 12-313
  • Ideal for shaping, flattening, or reducing thickness on lumber
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Product Overview

This plane is constructed from cast iron. The bottom and sides are precision ground. A durable epoxy coating provides long-lasting protection.
  • Gray, cast-iron base with precision-ground sides and bottom
  • Durable epoxy coating provides long-lasting protection
  • Hardened, tempered steel gives precision-ground cutter edge durability
  • Fully machined and polished double-iron cutter and lever
  • Frog seat is machined for precise mouth adjustment
  • Cutter adjusts for depth and alignment, offering precise control
  • Solid brass cutter-adjustment knob
  • Quick-release cam lock makes iron removal easy
  • Kidney-shaped hole in lever cap helps secure cutter in place
  • Contoured, polished high-impact polymer handles and knobs
  • Replacement Iron 12-313
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Base Length (in.)
9.75
Blade Width (in.)
2

Details

Hand Tool Type
Plane
Handle Material
Plastic
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime

Questions & Answers

6Questions21Answers

Please can you provide a link to the user manual. Thank you

Asked by gus May 12, 2020
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A small document is in the box. It's not much. See Youtube for many good instructional videos.

I noticed that Stanley manufactures its planes in various countries, for example India, Brazil......

Asked by NMG September 7, 2019
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Mexico

Is the handle wood or plastic?

Asked by Paul January 17, 2019
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Plastic. Has a "mold line" that I removed, sanded smooth and polished, did not take too much time.

is it a no. 4 bench plane?

Asked by ryancarr0 November 18, 2016
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Yes, this is a No.4 smoother/Bench Plane

replacement blade

Asked by Support September 24, 2016
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Yes, replacement blades are readily available from many sources (but, not from Home Depot). See on-line woodworking suppliers.

Where are Stanley hand planes manufactured?

Asked by Edmund August 22, 2016
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Bottom of the box says Made in Mexico (well, actually is says "Hecho En Mexico".

Customer Reviews

  • 3.7
    out of 69 reviews
  • 67% recommend this product
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Bought this and the plastic handle broke with the first use. pass on this one and get a better...
Bought this and the plastic handle broke with the first use. pass on this one and get a better quality with wood tote and knob.
by Whoisrh
Response from SBD_Product ExpertNov 4, 2020
Hi-
Thank you for providing your feedback on this unit. I am sorry to hear of the issue you are having. I'd like to speak to you about this issue. If you are interested in speaking with me I can be reached by email at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case # 12578954.Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you
STANLEY BLACK AND DECKER Customer Care
Stand the test of time.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Just bought some DMT stones to put a fresh edge on and some cleaning.
by s4wdu5t49
Picked this item a few weeks ago for a home project and to learn how to use hand tools. The only ...
Picked this item a few weeks ago for a home project and to learn how to use hand tools. The only thing to remember is that the iron (blade) is not really sharp. You will spend a few hours sharping it. But when you get done, it peels shavings as thin as onion skin. The adjusting knob is easy to use, you can adjust it on the fly by using your index finger. If you don't have a plane and you need one, get this one. Nice.
by Nacho
the u piece above the nob to raise the blade split in half the first day. good thing it has a w...
the u piece above the nob to raise the blade split in half the first day. good thing it has a warranty. the handles are plastic. when you get it the blade is stuck in the up position. the plain is covered with grease.
by tom
Response from SBD_Product ExpertJan 3, 2019
Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the 9-3/4 in. Bailey Bench Plane. We would appreciate the chance to speak with you and assist you with warranty. Please email wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #08954750.
Many Thanks,
Mitzy
STANLEY Customer Care
Considering the cost and what you get for a Vintage Stanley #4, I decided to give this a try. I c...
Considering the cost and what you get for a Vintage Stanley #4, I decided to give this a try. I compared this to my other vintage Stanley #4's and this is what I found. The blade iron needed the usual flattening and honing, as with any brand, but I really have no complaints about. It was ground square and has a hollow back, so sharpening was a breeze. The cap iron edge needed to be flattened where it contacts the blade iron. I was surprised at how thin and flimsy the cap iron is. A bit disappointed with this. The adjustments work well. The lateral lever was tight so a slight bending up and down loosened it just enough to my liking. The brass nut that advances/retracts the blade operates smoothly; although the threaded post is a little wobbly, it's still secure. The yoke is a solid one-piece design and moves without binding. The frog adjustment works ok, but works better after refining the frog itself. I was disappointed with the frog. In taking it apart, I found it poorly cast with the contact points coarsely ground, uneven, and overall greatly reduced surface area of contact. Using sandpaper on granite, I spent a lot of time flattening most areas of contact. I also sanded the frog bed to smooth those surfaces as well. The plane body and the sole... oh my, the sole. So this is the worst part and what I spent hours on, and it's still not flat. Starting with sandpaper on granite, I gave up after 1.5 hrs with very little progress. I went to the benchtop belt sander (outside with dustmask) and wore out a new Diablo 80 grit belt with less than 40 percent surface area touched. The sole and sides have deep, coarse grinding that takes a significant amount of work to flatten and square. I finally gave up after much frustration, and will go back later when I get a new belt. After all the fettling, I finally put it to the test. The plane cannot glide smoothly over any wood edge because the coarse grinding is still in the center-most part of the sole. However, on a wide board it did glide freely without drag. The blade produced wispy-thin shavings like my other planes, without chatter, so no complaints there. Adjustments were easy to make and stayed where set without moving by itself. One of the best features about this plane is its weight. Its not heavy like high priced ones; with a sharp blade i can work this plane 3-4 times longer than the heavy ones. Push the plane, don't bulldog it. Keep it set properly with a razor sharp blade and you'll produce the finest, smoothest surface with very little effort and time. Despite the planes shortcomings, some fettling results in a plane that works really well. Wish Stanley made a # 5-1/2.
by CarolG
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by HomeDepotCustomer
For the price, its a good plane. Once you tune it in, that is. QC has gone way downhill in recent...
For the price, its a good plane. Once you tune it in, that is. QC has gone way downhill in recent years, though. the iron was decent after you get the protective coating off. only took about 20 minutes to get it serviceable (notice I didn't say completely sharp; that was almost an hour). The two biggest problems on my particular plane are that the handles are blister makers. I replaced the plastic (Whose idea was that, anyway? Some bean counter in accounting, to save a couple of dollars? Cheap.) handles with a pair of wooden I had on hand. Problem two is the fact that the bottom is nowhere near flat... I'm two hours in and still not flat. One other concern that was an easier fix was the fact that the frog was not true at the lands nor where the iron would lay. some time with diamond needle files and a little polishing, and all is well. I don't know if I would recommend this to someone or not. A beginner would get discouraged at the amount of work, and a seasoned woodworker would send it back and think I was crazy.
by Rhino
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by HomeDepotCustomer
The Stanley Bailey plane has been great and easy to...
The Stanley Bailey plane has been great and easy to use. What was really awesome is that it arrived only two days after ordering it. The iron did need to be sharpened its not adequately sharp out of the box and some other tweaks but all around very pleased with my purchase.
by Jay
The y adjustment lever broke after 3 days of working...
The y adjustment lever broke after 3 days of working but was able to get a replacement shipped. Still haven’t received it in the mail and it’s been a week without a tool I was using daily. It required a little tweaking and refining to get up and running but for the price it’s exactly what I expected
by MATTHEW
Response from DewaltProductExpertMay 28, 2021
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We appreciate your feedback. We would like to speak to you about the experience you had. Please contact support at WECARE@sbdinc.com and include a brief description of the issue you are having along with your contact information.
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