|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 10-15-2015 02:16 AM||685 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-15-2015 02:16 AM
I recently inherited a Stanley No. 6
The plane overall is in pretty decent shape. While cleaning it up today, I discovered an issue with the “depth knob” (the knurled knob used to set the blade depth – no doubt it has some special name in the plane world, but you get the idea).
The knob does work, but it is very hard to turn. This is true even with the iron and associated parts removed. The metal lever that goes between the knob and the height adjust knob is fine. It moves easily and is not causing this issue.
I lubricated the knob and threaded post it turns on. The post appears normal. It is clean and does not have any visible damage to the threads.
I don’t see any sort of an adjustment that would determine how stiff this thing is to turn. Is there some trick I’m missing here?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.