Does anyone know anything about Revenoc planes. I’ve learned that they were distributed by an American hardware company that eventually became True Value, but their planes were often made by other manufacturers, i.e., Gage made by Stanley and A.C. Bartlett made by Sandusky. I have not found any information on who made the Revenoc planes, however, nor have I found any information on the quality of the planes. It is this last point I am most curious about.
Not a hole lot of info out there on this buddy. ………….REVONOC comes from the former Conover Hardware Company, who eventually were acquired by H.S. & B. Company. Just take the letters in CONOVER and turn them around. From what I can find out quality is on per with Stanley
I would put the question to Chris Schwarz on his blog. If anyone knows he will. Or if Paul sees this he could well know.
All I found was a few forum discussions, but the consensus seems to be that they’re good quality. In support of that idea, H.S.B. was sort of the LeeValley of that era. They generally carried very high quality goods, often the top stuff from top makers but re-branded. For example, I have a couple of wooden rabbet planes branded Ohio Plane for sale by HSB, but made by Sandusky, and you couldn’t tell the difference between them and a top-of-the-line Sandusky-branded plane. It would make sense that they may have been sourced from several different companies, just the nature of the business.
Some folks might find the brief attached history of HSB interesting.