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Michael

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1376 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: handplane stanley bailey iron question

Hi all,

I recently bought (stole) a stanley bailey no. 6 hand plane at a yard sale for $25.00 USD. The thing is in great shape except the usual restoration required for such an old tool. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the cutting angle on the iron is so I can build a guide to sharpen this thing as the previous owner took the idea of putting a crown in the iron way too far (3/16”).

Thanks

Mike

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knotscott

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#1 posted 1376 days ago

Congrats on a great find Mike. The typical bevel is 25°.

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#2 posted 1376 days ago

Knotscott has it right; typically they are kept at 25 sometimes as high as 30 depending on what you are planing

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#3 posted 1376 days ago

thanks a lot guys, i’ll get to fixing this thing

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