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Hardware Co. KK / Keen Kutter
Good + . . . . . $150.00
Simmons Hardware Co. / Keen Kutter K 5 1/2 (605 1/2 Stanley Bedrock) Extra Big Jack Plane Simmons Hardware had different makers produce planes for them at different periods. They did not make planes or other tools, they marketed them.
This K 5 1/2 plane was made by Stanley and has the features of a Bedrock plane the way the frog was made. These planes were marked with a single K and the #. This style plane would correspond to the early round side Stanley Bedrocks and has the same design frog and adjustment designs as early Stanley Bedrocks did.
Later Keen Kutter planes offered by Simmons were made by Sargent, Ohio and others. Those are marked KK and the number or other ways.
This is a very nice example with approx 90% of the original finish. The cutter is near full length and there is no pitting or rust to speak of. The early graceful Rosewood handles and knob are nice. A nice Keen Kutter made by Stanley Bedrock 605 1/2 plane at a great price.
Good + . . . . . $ 175.00
KK / Keen Kutter #71 Router Plane The Keen Kutter / KK line of planes and tools was E. C. Simmons flagship line and they were masters of marketing objects with their name on them that they had others make for them. The plating on this hard to find router is over 90% and this router plane saw little use. It came to me with both blade holders shown and I am not sure if that is original or not. One has the depth adjuster, and one does not. That would seem to make sense for when using it as an open throat model using it in reverse. There is just one cutter. These are much harder to find than their Stanley counterparts. A nice example.
Good + . . . . . $75.00
KK Coffin Shaped Wooden Smooth Plane This early and unusual Keen Kutter smooth plane is nice. I believe that these were made by Ohio too for them.
Good . . . . . $35.00
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