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Simmons Hardware / Keen Kutter Planes & Tools

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This is just a sample of the many antique Keen Kutter tools & planes we have sold.
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KK / Keen Kutter #71 Router PlaneKK / Keen Kutter #71 Router Plane  The Keen Kutter / KK line of planes and tools was E. C. Simmons flagship line of planes that they had others make for them. E. C. Simmons were masters of marketing objects with their name on them that they had others make for them. Stanley made this for them. 

The plating on this hard to find router is over 90% and this router plane saw little use.  It came to me with both blade holders shown and I am not sure if that is original or not.  One has the depth adjuster, and one does not.   That would seem to make sense for when using it as an open throat model using it in reverse.    There is just one cutter.  These are much harder to find than their Stanley 70 / 71 Router counterparts.  A nice example.  

Good + . . . . .  $85.00          SOLD!!




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	Kutter KK #140 Rabbit PlaneKeen Kutter KK #140 Rabbit Plane  This unusual rabbit plane looks to have been made for Simmons by Sargent.  It is a rare plane by Sargent and double so when marked Keen Kutter / Simmons.  A rare & desirable plane!! 

There is a crack in the lever cap, but it is unmarked and can be changed out easily with something proper that will match.  Or I will do it for you for an additional $50.00.

Good . . . . .$250.00       SOLD



Keen Kutter KK #113 Compass PlaneKeen Kutter KK #113 Compass Plane  This is a pretty nice example of a hard to find plane sold by Simmons hardware of Keen Cutter fame.  Simmons had their planes made by different manufacturers over the years, and this one appears to be made by Stanley.  The body is marked 113, the front knob is marked properly, and the cutter has the KK logo.  The one odd feature is the frog's lateral is marked Stanley.  It looks original and proper, and doesn't look like it's been changed out---but it's unusual for it to be marked that way.

Good+ . . . . . . .$150.00      SOLD!!




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	Kutter KK #312 Scraper PlaneKeen Kutter #312 (#112) Scraper Plane  This Keen Kutter #312 Scraper plane is in pretty nice original condition.  There is well over 80% of the original japanning. I have not had one of these in years and so the handle looks strange to me but it also has a different body style than Stanley's and I believe this plane was made by Ohio or Sargent for Simmons who marketed it as a Keen Kutter.   The cutter is a replacement for sure.

Good . . . . .$350.00       SOLD




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	Kutter Block PlaneKeen Kutter #18 Knuckle Joint Cap Block Plane  This looks like an Ohio Tool Co. product from the configuration of the round handy feature.

Good . . . . .$45.00       SOLD







Simmons Hardware Keen Kutter K 3 (603 Stanley Bedrock)Simmons Hardware Co. Keen Kutter K 3 Smooth Plane (603 Stanley Bedrock)  Simmons Hardware had different makers produce their line of planes for them at different periods.  During was one period in the early 1900's they contracted out the bench plane production to Stanley and ordered planes to be designed like the Stanley Bedrock series of bench planes, with their unique and superior frog design.  These planes were marked with a single K and the #.  These would correspond to the early round side Stanley Bedrocks and have the same design frog and adjustment as early Stanley Bedrocks did.  They were made in sizes 2 thru 8 and are of the same quality as Stanley's line noting that the caps are unmarked and they have a twisted lateral.

The tag indicates I sold this to the collector back in the early 90's.  Neither of us bothered cleaning it but that is all it needs to be a top shelf example of a Bedrock quality plane.  There is no damage, and it will clean to be fine or better.  This is a  pretty hard to find plane and is nice enough for the shelf, or will make a great user.

 K 3 ( 603 Bedrock ) . . . . . . .  Good+  . . . . . . .$150.00   SOLD!!




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	Kutter KK #3 Smooth PlaneKeen Kutter KK #3 by Ohio Tool Co.  Simmons Hardware of St Louis MO was the premier tool and houswares distributor in the Midwest during the early part of the last Century and before. Simmons Hdwre. Co.  Keen Kutter KK series planes were made for them by a few different makers including Ohio Tool Co, and Sargent.  This nice example was made for them by Ohio as can be deduced by the form of the handle and the shape of the body style.  Over the years Simmons switched back and forth using different manufacturers at different periods, I suppose because the bid for those years was more attractive.   Sargent and later Ohio made the later versions with the Mahogany handles and 4 digit # or the no number varieties to identify the plane.  Stanley made those that have a single K preceding the # to designate the planes #.  This same numbering system is true for Winchester planes from the same period and those planes date from the teens and 20's as well.  

This example is in super condition and has no major defects or problems that need to be reported.  It has over 95% of the original japanning, the throat is nice, and the cuter is near full length as well.  The early and graceful style Rosewood knob and handle are very nice also. If you look at the horn and base of this handle and compare it to the Stanley made models it is easy to see that Ohio or another maker produced these handles as they are notably different.  It is a good one and there will be no disappointments with this plane.

Good . . . . .$150.00       SOLD




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	Kutter KK Rabbit PlaneKeen Kutter # 10 1/2 Rabbit Plane  This is a super plane and is in overall excellent condition.  It is a first model rabbeting plane with the moveable front piece to help adjust for varying types of cuts that were to be made on different species or hardness of wood.   There is well over 90% of the original black japanning on the body, and the sides and sole are rust-or pit-free, and simply show a beautiful even dark patina that can only come through age and careful storage.  I believe that this plane was made by Ohio Tool Co. given the distinctive shape and style of the rear handle being the telling feature.  The cutter is proper and original and carries the KK logo.  The one apology for this plane is that there is some chipping of,  and three small crack lines at the base of the front knob.  It still works as it should, and will be fine for the display shelf, but they are there, and I am grading it as  G+  for this reason alone, as it would otherwise easily fall into the Excellent range with no arguments.

Good . . . . .$350.00       SOLD




Keen Kutter KK #5 1/2C by Ohio Tool Co.Keen Kutter KK #5 1/2C by Ohio Tool Co.   This Keen Kutter KK series plane came from the same bench as the one above, and is in similar condition.  The body, the knob and handle, the cutter etc are all nice, and this one spent most of its time on the shelf and was never abused.  It has been lightly cleaned and just exhibits a nice even brown patina.   It is a good one and there will be no disappointments with this plane either.

Good . . . . .$85.00        SOLD




Simmons Hardware Co. Keen Kutter K 5 
(605 Stanley Bedrock) Extra Big Jack Plane height=150Keen Kutter K 5 C by Simmons Hardware Co.  (605 Stanley Bedrock) Jack Plane   This corrugated bottom Bedrock jack plane is all original and in pretty nice overall condition. Bedrock Style planes are considered by many to be the finest design plane ever introduced, and these Keen Kutter / Simmons Hardware versions are being offered here at a very attractive price compared to a Stanley Bedrock.  These were produced during the teens or twenties and are a far superior plane over one of those new imitations available for far more money in todays market. The original cutter is near full length and properly marked with the Keen Kutter / Simmons Hardware Co. logo.  This plane has the bedrock frog design with machined mating surfaces where the frog meets the base.  The rosewood handle is very nice and the japanning is 90% or so.    Properly tuned it will make for a great user and is nice enough for the collection shelf.  Nice!!

Good +  . . . . .$120.00      SOLD!!




Simmons Hardware Co. / Keen Kutter K 3 (605 1/2 Stanley Bedrock) Extra Bib Jack PlaneSimmons Hardware Co. / Keen Kutter K 5 1/2  (605 1/2 Stanley Bedrock) Extra Big Jack Plane  Simmons Hardware had different makers produce planes for them at different periods.  They did not make planes or other tools, they marketed them. 

This K 5 1/2 plane was made by Stanley and has the features of a Bedrock plane the way the frog was made.  Bedrocks made by Stanley and sold by Simmons Hardware / Keen Kutter planes were marked with a single K and the #.   This style plane would correspond to the early round side Stanley Bedrocks and has the same design frog and adjustment designs as early Stanley Bedrocks did. They were produced during the teens / 20's.

Later Keen Kutter planes offered by Simmons were made by Sargent, Ohio and others. Those are marked KK and the number or other ways.   

This is a very nice example with approx. 90% of the original finish.  The cutter is near full length and there is no pitting or rust to speak of.  The early graceful Rosewood handles and knob are nice.  A nice Keen Kutter Bedrock 605 1/2 made by Stanley plane at a great price. 

Good + . . . . .$150.00       SOLD!!



Keen Kutter # K4C (Bedrock #604C By Stanley)   Stanley made, and in good overall condition, this early corrugated Bedrock plane which Simmons marketed under their Keen Kutter name will make a great user.  The handle has a tight crack but otherwise the plane is very nice, proper and original.

Good . . . . .$95.00       SOLD



Keen Kutter #K5 (Bedrock #605 By Stanley)  These Keen Kutter K series planes, as opposed to the KK series planes by Keen Kutter are actually Bedrock planes made by Stanley for the Simmons Hardware Co.  Sargent made the later ones with the Mahogany handles and 4 digit # to identify the plane, while the Stanley made these that have a single K preceding the # to designate the planes #.  This same # system is true for Winchester planes from the same period and they date from the teens and 20's.  This series of "Bedrock" planes, which many hold to be the best plane ever designed or produced, either back then or today, are a favorite with both users and collectors alike.   These planes were made by Stanley to the same exacting standards as their own line of highly regarded Bedrock series of planes with the most notable differences being the twisted lateral and the unmarked lever caps.  This prime example is in super condition and has no major defects or problems that need to be reported.  It has over 90% of the original japanning, the throat is nice, and the cuter is near full length as well.  The Rosewood knob and handle are very nice also.  It is a good one!!

Good . . . . .$125.00        SOLD


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This is just a sample of the many antique tools we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

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For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

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