A stunningly complex yet incredibly versatile tool used to make a near limitless variety of moldings, the Stanley Tools #55 Universal Combination Plane was largely produced during the first 60 years of the 20th century. Many of the unique moldings it produced still exist in buildings but are not easily reproduced, making repairs and restoration efforts difficult.
These bits are based on some of the #55 blade profiles that are most difficult to reproduce. They can be used alone for simple moldings or in combination for more complex profiles.
Our professional/industrial grade bits have tungsten carbide inserts ground on CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machines using 600x diamond wheels. Tungsten carbide maintains its hardness at high temperatures and holds an edge far longer than high-carbon or high-speed steels. The bit bodies have a non-stick green coating for easy resin removal. Unlike inexpensive bits from China, our bits are made in Taiwan by a reputable manufacturer with strict quality control.
All have 1/2" diameter shanks and a 3/4" minor cutting diameter. This allows use of a 1/2" I.D. by 3/4" O.D. shank bearing (sold separately) when cut depth control is desired.
For better safety, the 1 3/16” and larger bits should be used only in a router table equipped with a fence and not used free hand.
Each includes an advanced polymer friction-fit holder that can be mounted horizontally or upright.