So I was just given a #45

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by James Wright posted 01-25-2016 04:25 AM 693 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View James Wright's profile

James Wright

331 posts in 1101 days

01-25-2016 04:25 AM

I was given a #45 but it only has the 3/8 cutter and is missing a few other parts. I am thinking I will just keep it for parts for when I get a more complete set. but I was wondering if I should sell this one, buy a set of cutters, or save it for parts.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL,

2 replies so far

View David Taylor's profile

David Taylor

326 posts in 1324 days

#1 posted 01-25-2016 04:40 AM

If the castings are good, and you have most the parts aside from the blades, I would keep it and get blades. St. James Bay Tool makes a set of new ones, really great quality for a fair price. He also makes other replacement parts which are listed in the link. Give him a call, he’s a great guy to chat with. I was on the phone with him for over an hour last time I ordered from him :)

-- Learn Relentlessly

View rwe2156's profile


3230 posts in 1718 days

#2 posted 01-25-2016 11:35 AM

Good idea. What parts are missing?

If they are not critical it will be a usable plane.

Blades can be expensive. They routinely go for like $15 on Ebay. Last time I checked St James only had unhardened blanks. I picked up a complete set with original box for about $50 on Ebay.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics