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Forum topic by PaulHWood posted 11-10-2015 01:36 PM 638 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PaulHWood

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11-10-2015 01:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planes restoration

Anyone with good ideas for getting the screw out. It was partially stripped when I got it. I have saturated with WD 40 and another penetrating oil to no avail. Even tried heat.

Thinking I will have to tap it and ruin the screw in which case I would need a replacement screw

Any ideas would be appreciated.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 01:40 PM

A mixture of acetone and ATF (transmission fluid) is supposed to be the best out there.

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 01:57 PM

My wife restores antique sewing machines and frequently comes across this problem.
I have successfully gotten stubborn screws out with an impact tool like this.
You have to be very careful not to bugger the screw head by securing the plane in a clamp, etc.

I know Singer sewing machines have a proprietary screw thread and maybe Stanley, too.
Before drilling out I would check to see if Stanley screws are a proprietary thread pitch/diameter if so, you’ll have an issue finding a correct tap.

Good luck.

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 03:05 PM

Highland Woodworking in Atlanta has a kit with Stanley replacement screws, etc.
Bill

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 03:24 PM

Try sticking it in the freezer for a few hours. Brass will contract much more than steel with a drop in temperature. It may or may not work in this case, but it’s definitely worth a shot.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 04:08 PM

Which Stanley 98 are we talking about?

there is both a side rabbet plane and a marking gauge with that number

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PaulHWood

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 05:34 PM

Side Rabbet plane


Which Stanley 98 are we talking about?

there is both a side rabbet plane and a marking gauge with that number

- Johnny7


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 05:43 PM

I had a 98 or 99, don’t remember which one I have both, with a stuck screw on the nose piece. I let it soak overnight in a 50/50 solution of ATF and acetone. It came out the next day no problem. I also freed up a frozen hollow tenon auger that was frozen solid, it took two days. The stuff works. You do have to agitate it often for it to work.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 11-10-2015 09:27 PM

^I’m with Kevin on this one—

I would only add that patience is the key—there’s no need to force anything.

I’ve rehabbed many a tool in my time and have never once broken or snapped anything off.

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