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Marn64

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07-13-2016 11:37 PM

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I’m looking to buy this Stanley no 3 type 4 prelateral on Ebay. It is near flawless, 90 % japanning and no chips in the tote or knob, but it has a small chip at the mouth of the plane, on the left side about 1 mm deep and 1 mm wide. Will this affect the planes planing capabilities?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee


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#1 posted 07-13-2016 11:53 PM

I doubt that a tiny chip will have any affect whatsoever on the performance of this plane—what is much more important on a smoother is the setting of the chipbreaker as near the blade edge as is feasible.

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#2 posted 07-13-2016 11:59 PM

I wouldn’t worry about it unless it was at the corner of the mouth. Creating a weak spot.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Marn64

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 12:04 AM



I wouldn t worry about it unless it was at the corner of the mouth. Creating a weak spot.

- TheFridge


Will it only create a weak spot if its right on the corner of the mouth? its maybe 3 to 6 mm away from the corner.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#4 posted 07-21-2016 01:45 AM

I take any plane with a cracked or chipped mouth and part it out. It does matter unless it is super tiny like a little knick. As far as it being a pre-lateral I don’t think I’d want to own one as a user. The lateral adjuster is something I use A Lot. I can do without a frog adjustment screw but not the lateral. My two and a half cents….

Robert

-- its better to plan on the task at hand than actually doing it........ You look smarter.

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Marn64

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#5 posted 07-22-2016 08:31 PM



I take any plane with a cracked or chipped mouth and part it out. It does matter unless it is super tiny like a little knick. As far as it being a pre-lateral I don t think I d want to own one as a user. The lateral adjuster is something I use A Lot. I can do without a frog adjustment screw but not the lateral. My two and a half cents….

Robert

- Aidan1211


I personally love pre laterals, I prefer hammer tapping over fiddling with an adjuster. I really don’t want to use this plane for parts. Also how close to the corner does a chip have to be to create a weak spot?

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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Bill White

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#6 posted 07-22-2016 08:57 PM

Oh well…...You have been given advice. What you do with it is up to you.
No cracks or chips in my camp either (for what that’s worth).
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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TheFridge

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#7 posted 07-22-2016 09:47 PM

Hard to say. It may last a lifetime or it may not.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 07-23-2016 12:40 AM

Small cracks or chips missing…meh…cosmetic about all it is. As long as there are no burrs to scratch the wood’s surface…..use it. I would keep an eye on any small cracks near the corner of the mouth, IF they do not go on up the side of the plane..no problem.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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