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isu1977

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04-26-2017 10:03 PM

I have an old Hand Plane, probably pre-WWII, No markings on it, but it Looks like a Stanley #2. Just has “Made in the USA” on it. Thing is, the tote is missing and so is the bolt to hold the tote in place. I have downloaded plans to make a new tote, but what size is the bolt and where do I get one? The tip of it was busted off, which I was able to remove. It is steel, not brass. I’m thinking it is 12/24. Thanks for any help.

-- Cy - Des Moines, IA


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bandit571

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#1 posted 04-26-2017 10:14 PM

They sell those bolts on Ebay all the time. Plane is a #5 Jack plane, 1950-1962, Stanley crimped the lateral lever down into a U shape after 62.

Might check nhplaneparts on ebay, and see what Eric has for bolts.

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

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 11:18 PM

Find one yet?

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isu1977

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#3 posted 04-27-2017 02:29 AM

So is it a Stanley then? Do you have any idea what kind of bolt I’m looking for since I never saw the original. I am thinking it is 12/24 thread. Is it a flat head like is on the front knob? Is there a bushing that slips inside the Tote, like I have seen on other planes?

-- Cy - Des Moines, IA

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#4 posted 04-27-2017 02:32 AM

there is one for sale on etsy I believe.

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bandit571

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#5 posted 04-27-2017 03:40 AM

Some were bolts…

While others hand a brass “nut” on the end..

The brass one here is a replacement for what another owner had used….

The red front knob on yours screams out it is a Defiance plane by Stanley.

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

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isu1977

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#6 posted 04-27-2017 01:22 PM

Thanks for the info. Did Stanley make planes without their name on it?

-- Cy - Des Moines, IA

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#7 posted 04-27-2017 01:26 PM

if it’s a Stanley, it should have Stanley on the lateral adjuster. If not then it is probably a clone.

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isu1977

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#8 posted 04-27-2017 01:35 PM

Thanks again. I found a lot of info on http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/01/27/stanley-defiance-line/ website about the Defiance line as well as others.

-- Cy - Des Moines, IA

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#9 posted 04-27-2017 05:39 PM

If it was made by Stanley, I think the threads would be 12-20 on that, but I don’t remember. If you saved the piece of the bolt that came out you could check the threads with a thread checker. 12-20 is an oddball size now so it is easier to buy a replacement than try to make something to fit.

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isu1977

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#10 posted 04-28-2017 10:16 PM

I have checked out about a dozen different sites for a 12-20 bolt for the rear Tote, but can’t find one anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas where to find a 12-20 bolt for the Stanley Defiance 1205?

-- Cy - Des Moines, IA

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#11 posted 04-28-2017 11:36 PM

Go to Ebay, look up a seller known as nhplaneparts…...his store is nothing but plane parts. You can even contact Eric and ask him about the bolts.

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

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#12 posted 04-29-2017 01:31 AM



I have checked out about a dozen different sites for a 12-20 bolt for the rear Tote, but can t find one anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas where to find a 12-20 bolt for the Stanley Defiance 1205?

- isu1977

FWIW, when I have planes with no collector value that are strictly users and are missing knob or tote bolts, I ream the threads out and re-tap with 1/4-20. That size hardware is readily available.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 04-29-2017 11:24 AM

You’re not likely to find a 12-20 bolt, that’s why everyone is telling you to find a replacement one from a Stanley plane.

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