Chipped Bedrock mouth a problem?

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Forum topic by ColonelTravis posted 09-29-2015 10:55 PM 504 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2015 10:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bedrock mouth stanley plane 604

Got a Bedrock 604 on eBay for $36. Mouth is chipped but I thought – for $36 who cares:

Plane is still on the way, I haven’t used it yet, if that chip were at the front of the mouth I’d be concerned. In the back, I thought it was worth the risk, but since I’ve never used a plane with this large of a chunk missing, is it too big?

From the description, pretty sure it’s a Type 4. Blade is also chipped, photos showed there should be enough metal left to grind it out. If not I have replacements. The handle is broken and most the japanning is gone, obviously not a lot of collector value, which is why I ended up with it. But I ain’t a collector!

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#1 posted 09-29-2015 11:13 PM

Good Buy ! That chip isn’t going to affect anything. Just tune it up and make a user of it

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 07:05 PM

Ditto on the chip.

Tune up is more than just sharpening the blade.
Check some videos if you’re not familiar.
Step 1 = check sole and mouth area for flatness.

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#3 posted 10-01-2015 11:24 AM

That was a “no brainer” buy. Great grab. The frog is worth $36. And I agree, it will be a great user.

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