Stanley No. 7 Plane

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    John Moore

    I have not really been looking for a No. 7, but I stop by an antique shop. There in the “shed” of the store was Mr. Rusty. I was going to past, but when they accept my $15.00 offer, home it came.

    I cleaned the bottom, sharpened the blade, and made this small pile of shavings. It cut through the raw sawn walnut with ease.

    I think it is a keeper. I will continue to clean it up. I will try to post photos along the way.

    Lakeland, Florida USA


    Nice find John, I love my No7 enjoy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark Armstrong

    Enjoy John ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I don’t play with my bigger planes much as usually only working on smaller projects.
    Bigger plane do help on those longer boards.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    Greg Merritt

    Good find. It will make a fine tool. Clean it up and give it a second life.


    Yeah the late great English craftsmen, Allen Peters used a No7 for just about everything


    These posts really make me mad! Seems like when people see me coming, prices quadruple! Lol

    Great find! Originally I used my no 7 for a lot, but now prefer the smaller planes.


    Antique stores can be the best place to find hand tools. And most of the time they are reasonably priced.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    John Moore

    Thanks everyone.

    I really don’t know how much I will use it. I mill almost all my boards by hand from rough sawn lumber purchased from a local hardwood retailer. I milled two (4ft) boards with the No. 7 today. It was a different feel altogether. It is heavier for sure, but it seem to make short work of the milling process. I will restore the plane and use it along with my No. 4, 4 1/2, 5, and 6.

    Lakeland, Florida USA


    John, nice find. I grabbed one of these last year locally for 25 bucks too. They are nice planes and I tend to use it mainly for edge jointing boards. It’s probably not a must have plane but for the price and like you I couldn’t pass on it ๐Ÿ™‚




    Nice find on the #7. I have big brother #8 and it planes beautifully. You have to eat your Wheaties before using though.

    Joe B.


    Great find John))
    I using my #7 with shooting board .Just my preference)It’s like train)

    Toronto, Canada

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