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Handplane Reference #8: Bench Plane Screw Sizes.

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 10-03-2013 06:05 PM 9086 reads 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Collecting this information from a variety of web resources. Please watch the type of thread as well.

Record

Here are the sizes from Recordcollector’s site:

Cap Iron screw : 5/16” 18tpi BSW (I believe this is the only standard BSW thread on bench planes)
Frog screws : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;
Tote & Knob bolts : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;
Tote Toe screw : 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;
Frog Adjusting Plate screw : 7/32” 24tpi Whitworth;
Frog Adjusting screw : 1/4” 24tpi American/Unified;
Brass Adjusting nut : 9/32” 24tpi American/Unified (left-hand thread);
Lever Cap screw : 9/32” 24tpi American/Unified.

T5 Side Handle 1/4” 20 tpi BSW For later models. Earler models are supposed to be 7/32” 20tpi Whitworth;

Tap and Die

Stanley

12-20 threads for the tote and knob rods. Rod needed is #8 or 13/64” drill rod.
Frog Screw 12-20
Lever Cap Screw 9/32-24
Adjuster Screw 9/34 Left hand

Tap and Die
St. James Bay Tool Company 12-20 Tap and Die Set.
eBay Seller Nicobie sells 12-20 Taps and Dies.
1/4-20 BSW – I located on eBay from a UK merchant.
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Tap
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Die

Rod
I ordered this rod Amazon to make tote and knob rods.

Tote and Knob Drilling
29/64” Forstner drill bit is needed for drilling counter bore in Stanley totes and knobs. Please let me know if anyone has a reliable retail source for these.

Stanley Part Sources
Stanley
On eBay New Hampshire Plane Parts has a diverse set of parts.

Web References
http://www.woodworkforums.com/archive/index.php/t-121557.html
http://forums.finewoodworking.com/fine-woodworking-knots/hand-tools/stanley-tap-and-die
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?183165-Restoring-a-Stanley-Bailey-classic-handplane-type-13-those-old-threadforms
http://www.tttg.org.au/php/tttg_Page.php?n=15&a=37

Record T5 side handle info came from here. There is info in this forum post about the dimensions of the handle as well.

Don W’s Plane Notes from the field LJ Blog post.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov



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#1 posted 10-03-2013 10:26 PM

Well done Wayne, should settle a lot of questions ! (especialy mine :-(

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#2 posted 10-03-2013 10:32 PM

Thanks Glen. Trying to get it recorded for myself at least.

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 10:49 PM

Added Record T5 Side handle info.

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 11:09 PM

very good Wayne.

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 11:45 PM

Thanks Don.

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 11:57 PM

Great idea Wayne. Could use this blog for all sorts of odds and ends.

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 07:55 PM

Added

29/64” Forstner drill bit is needed for drilling counter bore in Stanley totes and knobs. Please let me know if anyone has a reliable retail source for these.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 10-12-2013 07:52 PM

Thanks Wayne. Great stuff.

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#9 posted 03-08-2015 03:57 AM

thanks, very helpful

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#10 posted 05-20-2015 03:56 AM

Thanks for putting in the time to do this.

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#11 posted 05-20-2015 01:06 PM



Thanks for putting in the time to do this.

- TheFridge

You are most welcome.

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#12 posted 05-20-2015 10:59 PM

From Tim related to the Stanley Tap and Dies

Thanks for the info Wayne. Here is another possible source and they are high speed steel which is what the better taps and dies are made of. It’s a bit cheaper than the other sources but I don’t know anything about them, buyer beware. They appear to be made overseas just like the other sources.

http://www.victornet.com/subdepartments/Special-Pitch-Taps-up-to-1/2-inch/1260.html
http://www.victornet.com/subdepartments/Special-Pitch-Dies-up-to-1/2-inch/1350.html

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#13 posted 09-28-2015 09:19 PM

Wayne, thanks for collecting all these sizes!
Any chance you know the size of the screw that holds the iron and chipbreaker together before I try to measure?

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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