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Forum topic by scottfl posted 08-22-2016 10:59 PM 306 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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scottfl

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08-22-2016 10:59 PM

Hi. My colleague found this hand plane and I am curious about it. First off, I am brand new to hand tools so pardon my ignorance in advance.

My questions are: what type of plane is this? Is it
Missing any pieces (see the second pic of the screw in front of the handle), is it worth restoring? Any idea as to the age of it? Anything else I should know? Thanks in advance. I am new to lj and so appreciate your collective wisdom


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#1 posted 08-22-2016 11:33 PM

http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/26/what-to-look-for-when-buying-vintage-planes/

It’s probably a Worth or something similar. It’s not worth restoring, especially if it’s your first one. The pressed steel frog will never work well. It’s a great paper weight.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#2 posted 08-22-2016 11:35 PM

This one is a Capewell. Appears to be made by Pexto. Worth is another in the line-up…
Yours is missing the adjuster wheel that goes on that bolt’s threads.

While cleaning this plane up…do NOT remove the frog. Dang near impossible to re-install the very short bolts through two holes. For rough work, they aren’t too bad. Finer work? not really..

More views..

A little rusty…

The wheel should look like this.

Takes a lot to get it like this.

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

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