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Forum topic by jwmalone posted 07-17-2016 09:06 PM 263 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jwmalone

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07-17-2016 09:06 PM

I know the sb4 doesn’t have a great rep, but the sole is flat the cheeks are square and the blade is razor sharp. drilled one hole in a cheek, found a bolt, moved the knob and there we go, shooting board special. Works great, and paid a little of nothing for it that’s the real beauty of it. Before the modification it would eat your hand up trying to grip it properly, now…..... perfect.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa


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BobAnderton

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#1 posted 07-18-2016 12:32 AM

What’s a sb4? Stanley Bailey #4? That doesn’t look like the lateral adjustment of a Stanley, so I’m thinking not. Sorry for the clueless question.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 07-18-2016 01:32 AM

Its a Stanley model stamped in bed sb4 made in England the lateral adjustment is what I really hate didn’t know any better when I bought it. People generally don’t like them, adjustment is a pain in the ass. But like I said its flat and square and once its dialed in cuts fairly well. I use it on the shooting board for long grain edges 18-24 inches max, square them up get all the pieces uniform after I run them through the table saw, thickness 1/2 to 3/4 max. I have ask many clueless questions myself that’s how we learn. I was just glad I found a good use for it that’s part of the fun for me.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#3 posted 07-18-2016 06:58 PM

You aren’t doing yourself any favors using an SB4 on a shooting board, jw. Due to the difficulty in blade adjustment, I cambered the blade on mine and use it where blade adjustment isn’t critical – as a scrub. Any Stanley Bailey plane would be a big improvement.

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jwmalone

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#4 posted 07-18-2016 07:10 PM

never adjust it,its set for certain small boards that’s it, other stuff I use my Stanley number 6. my point is you can find a use for almost everything. the thing was crap I was pissed at myself for buying it even cheap. but now it has a practical effective use. and besides my miter box is a nobex. I never need to trim up end grains on it just square up stuff that been through the table saw, but thanks for the info.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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