Stanley Shoulder Plane

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
3.6
out of 5
Brand:
Stanley
Model:
12-140
Price:
$125

Description

This is a larger version of the No. 90 shoulder plane, and the longer body aids in finer cutting action and control. 5-1/2" long, cutter width 3/4". The mouth adjusts for coarse or fine work, and the entire top can be removed for conversion to a chisel plane. The 4" long body is nickel plated to prevent rusting. Iron is made from extra thick 1/8" A2 steel for superior edge retention. Precision ground cast iron base for accuracy. Finger grips for better control.

WOOD magazine review

It's both a shoulder plane and a chisel plane

Review Summary

This is a decent shoulder plane after we flattened the sole and squared the sides. Adjustments proved more finicky than with other shoulder planes, but still manageable.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

Reader Reviews

A Good Plane That Fits My Hand

Review Summary

I have had a Stanley 92 shoulder plane for close to 20 years. My first one disappeared and I purchased a Veritas medium shoulder plane, which I didn't like as well. The Veritas cuts as well or better, but it doesn't fit my hand well - I have a normal sized palm, but shorter fingers.
The good old 92 fits my hand perfectly and I find it easier to use. The 92 isn't as easy to adjust as the Veritas, but I don't spend a lot of time adjusting a shoulder plane - set it and forget it. The nickel plating on the 92 slows down rusting. The blade holds a decent edge. The machining is decent and the plane cuts squarely. This is one of my favorite planes, especially when doing mortise and tenon work.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

A decent plane

Review Summary

The Stanley No. 92 shoulder plane was very well packaged from the factory. I hesitated after reading some of the negative posts on Amazon, but decided to order, didn't want to spend 2-3 times more for a plane everyone needs but is not used as much as others. I was pleasantly surprised at the fit and finish, squareness of the sole to the sides ect. Blade was sharp out of the box but after flattening it and the bottom of the plane it does a fine job.
These procedures should be done to all new planes. All in all a bargain.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Cheap but not worth the money

Review Summary

I bought one of these about 6 months ago. When I unwrapped it I found the blade clamp screw to have no screwdriver slot. Took it back to the store and the salesperson got out another one which also had a problem. He sorted parts to make one complete plane from the two he had. At home again I found the body so far out of square and the front of the plane so far out of alignment with the rear that I returned it and bought a Veritas. Much better. I guess you really do get what you pay for.
I really can not rate the ease of use or performance of this plane because it was totally unusable.

Detailed Ratings

2.5
out of 5

Performance

2

Features

4

Ease of Use

2

Value

2

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