Stanley 12-136 Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane

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Stanley 12-136 Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane

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The 12-136 includes:

  • 1x Stanley 12-136 "Sweetheart" No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane


  • The original "Sweetheart" plane from the leader in accurate hand planing tools
  • A great choice for woodworking projects of all types and sizes
  • Single piece base and frog design allow the plane to run smoothly over the stock with little to no chatter
  • Thick A2 steel blade cuts cleaner and holds its edge longer
  • Lateral adjustment locking feature makes it easier to set the blade accurately
  • Comfortable cherry wood rear and front handle offer complete control over the pressure and direction of the planer
  • Adjustable mouth and throat plate allow the planer to work with a wider variety of wood materials
  • Come pre-sharpened so you can get up and running right out of the box

Originally used in 1915 to honor their company president, the Stanley Sweetheart logo quickly became synonymous with some of the most sought after and cherished hand tools on the market. Stanley proudly introduces the release of a new line of "Sweetheart" hand tools beginning with the 12-136 Sweetheart No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane. The 12-136 is the perfect solution for woodworkers of all skill levels, and it's designed to outperform all other hand planers on the market today. It's 1/8" thick A2 steel iron will cut cleaner and hold its edge longer, and the front and rear cherry wood handles give you the control you need to achieve accurate results every time. The single piece base and frog assembly work to virtually eliminate the chatters associated with traditional planers, and the adjustable throat plate and mouth mean you can work confidently with a wider variety of wood types. If you've never used a truly quality planer, we're confident that once you lay your hands on a 12-136 Sweetheart, you'll never use another hand plane again.

Tech Specs:

  • Brand: Stanley
  • Model: 12-136
  • MPN: 12-136
  • UPC: 076174121360
  • Type: Bench Plane
  • Material: Steel Iron
  • Handle Material: Cherry Wood
  • Thickness: 1/8"
  • Blade Width: 2"
  • Length: 10-1/2"
  • Adjustable Throat Plate: Yes
  • Mouth Adjustment: Yes
  • Package Qty.: 1
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100% Recommend this product (7 of 7 responses)
By Kevin
Long Island, NY
March 20, 2014
Stanley Modern Smoother
Other than having to add a secondary bevel on the iron, It came ready to use out of the box. It has the weight and the size to tame an unruly piece of hard maple I've been practicing on.
ProsIt has a feel of quality which should last with proper care. Sure it could use some minor Tweaking but at half the price of other Premium planes I'll deal with it.
ConsNothing Yet
By Dave
June 8, 2012
Stanley No. 4 Bench Plane
Great product at the best price and early delivery. What's not to like!
ProsReady to use. Great balance, fit & finish.
By Jack C.
Cleveland, Ohio area
May 1, 2012
I am still amazed
I purchased a Sweethart Bench Plane from Tools-Plus.com for 30% less than I could find on any other site. Delivery was extremely fast and the item was packaged in a manner to avoid any damage during transit. It was delivered much faster than estimated by Tools-Plus, purchased at an extremely attractive price and was in perfect condition. This is a quality company with an extensive list of the highest quality tools. What more could you expect from a company?
ProsPrice, delivery time and condition received.
ConsI have not experienced anything to dislike. Rare qualities in a company
By Dave A
Saratoga, NY
April 30, 2012
Stanley 12-136 # 4 Sweetheart Bench Plane
The plane worked very well without much tuning needed right out oif the box. The plane is heavier than I figured and is very solid planing hardwoods. The cherry handles are a nice feel and the machining of the steel is very nice.
By Bill
Mount Vernon, WA
April 9, 2012
Stanley Sweetheart smoothing plane is a winner
The weight alone tells you it's not the same old thing, and the great fit and finish, wooden handles and new adjustment mechanism continue the story. And the way it planes is a dream. I plan to buy the low angle block plane, too.
ProsWeight finish wooden handles
By Hammer
Shawnee, OK.
April 2, 2012
Very nice tool.
I have not had a chance to use this plane yet but it seems to be very well made.
By Tony
Indianapolis, IN.
February 16, 2012
Great plane for the money
I've always had Stanley-Bailey hand planes and was a litte aprehensive about the new "sweetheart" line. Quality is very good, had a good weight and feel about it. Set up was easy , and seemed to be fairly flat and true out of the box. I can't believe you guys can sell this tool for $50.00 to $60.00 cheaper than anybody else. I will definately keep coming back !!
ProsGood weight and feel. Just looks and feels like a more high end tool.

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