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Stanley Bedrock Bench Planes
Sizes 602 - 605 1/2

Stanley's Bedrock planes were the top of the line bench planes they offered.   Bedrock planes were first introduced around 1898 and production ceased in 1943 with the start of WWII.  Stanley Bedrock Planes are one of the most sought after and highly regarded bench planes ever produced due to their superior quality, top of the line design features, and the super usability traits that they exhibit.

Comparing Bedrocks to the standard line of bench planes Stanley offered is like comparing a Cadillac or Corvette to a regular Chevy or Vega.  Both were made by Chevrolet, and both are cars and move, but what a difference.  Stanley Bedrocks had a unique milled flat frog design that the standard  line of Stanley planes did not have.  After a short period Stanley flattened the side rails to make them look more distinctive from their regular offerings.  First model Bedrocks were numbered 2 thru 8 and only the 3 line Bedrock Cap distinguished them from the regular line of bench planes.   Stanley soon changed their numbers to be the 600 series to set them apart form the standard line of bench planes.  Over the years the name on the lever cap changed from a 3 line Bedrock cap, to a single line Bedrock, then to a 2 line version.  Finally near the end of the production period Stanley simply went to the Stanley inscribed lever cap.    Below you will find a nice cross section of these Stanley planes.  Enjoy.



Stanley Bed Rock # 602 Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 602 Smooth Plane   This is a later sweetheart era 602.  It is proper with the Stanley cap as shown.  It is cosmetically the nicest 602 offered, but it does have one apology.  The tab under the handle has a break..  After that it is in super original condition.

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RT-602-FS-1

Good + . . . . . . . $485.00

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Stanley # 603 Smooth PlaneStanley # 603 Smooth Plane   This Stanley # 603 Smooth Plane is a type 10 produced just prior to WWII.  The paint is original and 90% or so.  The proper marked cutter is near full length and nice.  The Stanley marked cap, which is proper for this era plane, is losing some of it nickel plating as seen in the pics.  The handle and knob look OK but may be later replacements.  The plane was lapped at some point and there is no rust or pitting.   It will make for a good user. 

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AMN-603-FS

Good + . . . . . . $175.00

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Stanley Bedrock # 604 C Corrugated Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 C Corrugated Smooth Plane   This is a type 4 #604.  The japanning has been enhanced.  It is otherwise all proper and pretty nice.  A good user.

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CYN-S604-T4

Good +   . . . . . . . $175.00

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Stanley # 604 Bedrock PlaneStanley # 604 Bedrock Plane  This early roundside 604 Bedrock is in very nice user condition. The rosewood handle has been glued and it looks as though the chip breaker and perhaps the cutter have been changed out.   The body is rust or pit free and it has not been lapped or sanded  A nice usable example of an early style Bedrock that with a little work will be a showpiece.

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Good  . . . . . . $140.00   

CYN-RS604

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Stanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 C Extra Large Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane   This looks to be a type 6 with flat sides and the 3 screw frog adjustment system.  It has the proper 1 line Bedrock lever cap with a small nick in the leading edge.  It is in nice overall condition.  It has not been over cleaned or fiddled with. The nice looking Rosewood handle has been reglued.  Good throat, no rust, pitting or other casting problems to speak of.   The best design iron bench plane ever produced and tuned and sharpened properly will perform as well as any other plane currently on the market. 

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CYN-604HF-T6-FS

Good +. . . . . . . $395.00

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Stanley Bed Rock # 604 1/4 Extra Large Smooth PlaneStanley Bed Rock # 604 1/2 C Corrugated Extra Large Smooth Plane   This looks to be a type 4 with early round sides, and the 2 line Bedrock lever cap.  It is in OK overall condition having seen considerable use.  It has never been cleaned or fiddled with. There is a small nick in the lever cap as shown in the pics. The nice looking Rosewood handle has been reglued.  Good throat, no rust, pitting or other casting problems.  It is just a nice plane that tuned and sharpened will make for a good user.  I do have replacement NOS later cutters for this size plane.

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CYN-604HF-T4RS

Good . . . . . . . $275.00

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Stanley # 604 1/2 C Bedrock Extra Large Corrugated Bottom Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 604 1/2 C Extra Large Corrugated Bottom Smooth Plane This is an early 604 1/2 Bedrock smooth plane with round sides.  This is a proper type 3 with the 3 line Bedrock cap.  

This planes original japanning is 90% or better.  The sides and sole look good.  The Rosewood Handle & knob are very nice.  A workhorse ready to go back to work or it is nice enough for the shelf.. 

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KC-604HF-RSC

Good +  . . . . . . $450.00 

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Stanley Bedrock # 605 Jack PlaneStanley Bedrock # 605 Jack Plane   This is a type 6 with a single line cap. The previous owner has installed a Erik Anton Berg / Eskilstuna cutter.  Overall it is a very nice plane that will be a fine user or is nice enough for the shelf once it is lightly cleaned.  The knob and handle are the premium Rosewood from a slightly later era than proper.   A nice plane.

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KC-FS605-T6

Fine    . . . . . . . $175.00

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Stanley Bedrock # 605 C Corrugated Bottom Jack PlaneStanley Bedrock # 605 C Corrugated Bottom Jack Plane   This is a type 4 with a two line cap. The previous owner has installed new later wood.  Overall the plane is OK but well used.  Minor irregularities in the throat area, but not chipped or cracked.  About 50% of the japanning.  A good user.

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CYN-RS605-T4

Good    . . . . . . . $95.00

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Stanley # 605 Bedrock PlaneStanley # 605 Bedrock Plane  Early / Late or ???   The tag on this indicates I sold this to the collector in 1991.  I remember finding this plane in a junk shop back then for 10.00 and recognizing it as something out of the ordinary.  It has round sides and a 3 screw frog.  It shouldn't exist according to the type study and expert opinion. 

Experts believe it was a flat top model that was rounded by the previous owner.  I am not sure, but guess that is right given the sides are lower than a typical early model round side 605, and just right next to a flat top.  Grinding the flat sides round seems like a lot of work for just wanting that look though.  Like I said before, the fellow who rounded them did not try to capitalize on it, I paid $10.00 for it and sold it to the collector.  He was impressed, and intrigued.

What you see is what you get. It is a round side 605 Bedrock w/ the 3 screw frog feature.. It has not been welded or repaired and will make for a great user and conversation piece for all your friends who are into discussing Stanley type studies and features of Stanley Bed Rock Planes.   Different.

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Good  . . . . . . $125.00   

CYN-RS-L-605

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Stanley Bedrock #605 Jack PlaneStanley Bedrock #605 C Corrugated Jack Plane   This is a very nice 605 C. The body and wood are super.  With a different longer cutter this will make for a fine user, or is nice enough for the collection.

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CYN-S605C-693

Good +  . . . . . . . $195.00

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Stanley Bedrock # 605 1/2 Large Jack PlaneStanley Bedrock # 605 1/4 Junior Jack Plane  This Stanley # 605 1/4 is one of the hardest to find of all Bedrock planes.  They only made it in a smooth bottom, and only made them for about 18 years ending production with the beginning of WWII.  All types are proper with the Stanley style cap this one sports. The japanning is approx. 90%.  A fine example.  Nice enough for inclusion in the collection.

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Good +  . . . . . $495.00

CYN-605QTR

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Stanley Bedrock # 605 1/2 Large Jack PlaneStanley Bedrock # 605 1/2 Large Jack Plane  This Stanley # 605 1/2 is an early roundside model.  It looks to be a type 3 with its 3 line lever cap dating it from 1900 - 1908.  The rear tote is very nice, and proper.  The japanning is approx 90%.  A fine example.  It will make for a great user or is nice enough for the collection.

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Good +  . . . . . $225.00 

CYN-605HF-T3

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Stanley # 605 1/2 Extra Large Bed Rock Jack PlaneStanley # 605 1/2 Extra Large Bed Rock Jack Plane   This 605 1/2 looks to be a Type 5 Bedrock made only in 1911.  It has the proper 2 line Bedrock cap, flat sides, 3 screw frog adjuster and tall front knob.

This plane has approx 80% of its original japanning and was enhanced with an overcoat of new black.  The handle is nice.  The cutter is near full length and nice.  The rest of the plane has been cleaned and looks great.   A nice example. 

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CYN-S-605HF-FS

Good  . . . . . . . $250.00

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Stanley # 605 1/2 Extra Large Jack PlaneStanley # 605 1/2 Extra Large Jack Plane   This is a nice 605 1/2 Type 5 / 6 Bedrock smooth plane.  Bob Kaune's type study of Bedrock Planes indicates this type was made for just one year in 1911, but this has a later type 6 cutter in it.   It has the proper 2 line Bedrock cap, flat sides, and tall front knob of a type 5.

This plane has approx 90% of its original japanning.  The sides and sole are rust and pit free and look good.  The Rosewood handle & knob are proper and very nice.  A workhorse ready to go back to work. 


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KC-605H-T56

Good + . . . . . . $275.00

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Stanley Bedrock # 605 1/2 C Corrugated Smooth PlaneStanley Bedrock # 605 1/2 C Corrugated Smooth Plane   This is a type 4 #605 1/2 that dates from about 1910.  The japanning has been enhanced.  The rosewood tote is very nice, but from a slightly later era.  It is otherwise all proper and pretty nice.  A good user.

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CYN-S605HF-T4

Good +   . . . . . . . $195.00

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Stanley Bedrock # 5 1/2 C Corrugated Extra Large Jack PlaneStanley Bedrock # 605 1/2 C Corrugated Extra Large Jack Plane  This 605 1/2 Bedrock plane looks to be a type 3 according to the type study. The Rosewood handle and knob are both pretty nice. Nice near full length proper marked cutter, Good cap.  About 60% of the original japanning.  Good throat, no rust and just a little pitting.  A good user that will perform well once tuned and sharpened. 

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SBRG-605HFC-T3

Good +. . . . . . . $195.00

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