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When did Stanley stopped producing the first casting and started with the second one ?..…When I find a Stanley 40, first casting, tapered knob, with a sweetheart “AA” blade, is it original ? I’m not sure I have seen a Type Study for the Stanley #40. -- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov Thankyou Wayne C for your reply, I know blades can be switched from a tool to an other,that is why I’m trying to understand when Stanley left the old casting for the new one !!!Since search phrases most frequently entered by those visiting Virginia Toolworks include which block plane to buy, I thought it might be helpful to provide a list of Stanley’s block plane models organized by functional group and mechanical similarity (rather than numerical model order). 65-1/2 " data-medium-file="https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/stanley-65t1-65t2-65-5-bw.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/stanley-65t1-65t2-65-5-bw.jpg? w=630" class="size-medium wp-image-1316" src="https://virginiatoolworks.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/stanley-65t1-65t2-65-5-bw.jpg? For detailed specifications on each model, please check my Block Plane Chart and the Block Plane Dating page. Note that the functional groups are not necessarily mutually exclusive. It’s also worth noting that competitors like Millers Falls, Sargent, and others offered comparable models to many of these.
On Supertool I can find the reason why Stanley changed the casting but not when the thing happened !!! I would suggest contacting Patrick Leach directly and see if he knows, he’s usually pretty good about responding to requests.Stanley was surely not lacking in its appetite for block planes, offering models and variations of models in every size and flavor imaginable.