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Preston Jack Plane No. 12

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This Preston jack plane, number 12.

The modern equivalent model 5 jack planes can still be bought today from makers such as Clifton, Stanley, Record, Veritas and Lie-Nielsen.


Plane Markings

"PRESTON" - (raised) found at the front of the plane in front of the front knob.

"12" - (raised) found at the very rear of the plane behind the rear handle.

"PRESTON" - found on the lever cap face. The letters 'PRESTON' are positioned raised from the red Preston coloured background. They are arranged over an upside down 'v' shape background with the 'S' of 'PRESTON' being positioned at the up most point of the upside down 'v'.

"H'HAM.ENG" - found on the lever cap face raised from the red Preston coloured background.

Manufactured Dates

? - 1933

Further Info

Further information on this tool can be found in trade catalogues and retailer brochures of the period. These tool books usually contained a drawing and a sentence or two for each tool.

Where Can I Buy This Tool Secondhand?

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This model of tool can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: 60 - 120

Shops which sell similar planes

* The price shown is a typical price. The price may vary between retailers. The price may vary between planes. Some planes may command higher prices due to condition, type, age, variations.

Where Can I Buy Alternative Modern Planes?

Clifton Planes

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This model of tool can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: 230 - 270

Shops which sell these planes

* The price shown is a typical price. The price may vary between retailers.


Plane Details

Manufacturer: Preston

Model No: 12

Plane Type: Jack

Date Produced: ? - 1933

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