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Forum topic by Makai posted 04-21-2016 05:05 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2016 05:05 PM

Aloha, I realize I could just pick up a bolt at the hardware store, but I would rather get something like the original. It’s not a vintage plane from the 1800’s or anything close, but it was my fathers. It works and came in very handy yesterday trimming a long piece of redwood for my home remodel.

I searched and there is an overwhelming amount of information about restoring and collecting. The Stanley site has parts – but no diagram that I could find to ID the correct part.

Anyway I thought I ask here if anyone can recommend a reasonable source for parts, or part number for the missing bolt.

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#1 posted 04-21-2016 05:17 PM

Stanley used non-standard threads on their bolts. You can buy the part from NH Plane parts (or others) on ebay. Also, someone on ebay sells the dies to thread bolts for Stanley planes, or you can order the dies (and taps) from some general tap and die people online.


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#2 posted 04-21-2016 05:29 PM

That’s a #12 screw but has a 20 tpi pitch instead of the standard 24 tpi. Ebay is your best bet unless you have a local machine shop that will turn them for you. The frog screws on the older Stanleys have the same thread. You might be able to pick one of those up cheaper on Ebay since there were 2 per plane. Then you can cut it down to the proper length.

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#3 posted 04-21-2016 05:39 PM

You can also use a spare bolt from another ( junker stanley) plane’s frog.

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 05:41 PM

Thanks – so the hardware store isn’t likely to have that bolt.

(thanks bandit571, only have two planes and the other one looks complete – it’s a 4-1/2)

I was just on eBay looking at NH Plane parts and is this the missing bolt?

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#5 posted 04-21-2016 06:01 PM

You might check with the dude from St. James Bay Tool Co.


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#6 posted 04-21-2016 07:00 PM

Yes, that is the correct screw. I’ve purchased from NH Plane Parts several times and he is good to deal with—other than the lame joke you’ll get with the order confirmation. :-)

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#7 posted 04-21-2016 07:43 PM

Aloha – I ordered the bolt from NH Plane Parts – $8.24 with shipping.

Most expensive bolt I’ve ever bought, but if it cinches down that handle I’ll be happy.

Thanks for all the useful replies – LJ rocks!

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