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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 11-25-2016 08:31 PM 321 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Marn64

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11-25-2016 08:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane lateral

Hey everyone,
So today I found this mint condition Stanley no 3 type 19 plane for 5 dollars. It has basically 100 percent japanning and clean and complete nickel plating. I am going to resell this plane (nothing is going to replace my 1874 no 3) but before I resell it I need to address this problem with the lateral. Its almost stuck, like, it barely moves. I tried WD40, and it still took my entire hand to move it. all in all its WAAAAY too tight, but there is nothing clogging it up, its a factory new plane (minus box) what can I do about that?
Thanks,
Benjamin

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee


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ClutteredShop

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#1 posted 11-25-2016 10:26 PM

If you can’t loosen it up by working it back and forth for a while, you may have to drill out the rivet and re-rivet it.

-- Cluttered Shop

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#2 posted 11-25-2016 11:44 PM

Next time use a spot of 3in1 oil instead of the WD…..BTDT..

That “tab” on the end that fits into the slot on the cutter? Make sure it has been bent down enough to cause the lever to stick. Flatbladed screwdriver to GENTLY pry up just a blonde hair, should do the trick.

May be a bit of “paint” is also in the way under the lever? A feeler gauge to check for clearance around where the rivet is.

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

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#3 posted 11-26-2016 12:08 AM



Next time use a spot of 3in1 oil instead of the WD…..BTDT..

That “tab” on the end that fits into the slot on the cutter? Make sure it has been bent down enough to cause the lever to stick. Flatbladed screwdriver to GENTLY pry up just a blonde hair, should do the trick.

May be a bit of “paint” is also in the way under the lever? A feeler gauge to check for clearance around where the rivet is.

- bandit571


Thanks Bandit!
the prying did the trick!

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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