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rolandstronghammer

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05-11-2017 01:09 PM

Can someone please help me out. I can’t get this rear handle off. It’s the back handle on a Stanley Bedrock 607c. Shouldn’t it just slide off?


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JayT

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#1 posted 05-11-2017 01:44 PM

Yes, it should just slide off since the top nut is off. It’s possible the rod is bent inside the handle, which is causing it to bind. Try wiggling it back and forth as you pull.

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 01:47 PM

tap it with a mallet. looks like that plane has seen some rough use, maybe the prior owner glued it down.

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#3 posted 05-11-2017 02:04 PM

I would start by running a putty knife or blade around bottom between wood and metal.

It may be adhered with glue or finish.

Next I would try rotational forces, possibley with a rag and pump pliers or vise grip just to loosen (remember the rod is at an angle so you can’t turn it 180°)

If that doesn’t work, clamp the handle in a vise and use a leather mallet or dead blow hammer (not steel) and tap on the sole. A few firm whacks should do the trick.

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rolandstronghammer

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#4 posted 05-11-2017 02:21 PM

The handle rotates roughly 45 degrees in either direction on the base. It seems like the obstruction is inside. I’ll try a little harder later tonight. Just didn’t want to pull too hard until i was sure their was nothing holding it on.

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bandit571

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#5 posted 05-11-2017 02:24 PM

Meantime….a couple squirts of that WD40 down along the rod and let it soak all day….

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rolandstronghammer

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#6 posted 05-11-2017 02:29 PM



Meantime….a couple squirts of that WD40 down along the rod and let it soak all day….

- bandit571

Thats exactly what i did this morning before i left for work.

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WayneC

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#7 posted 05-11-2017 08:12 PM

On a 607, I would probably just replace the handle and the mounting hardware. It’s a plane you would use the rest of your life. :)

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rolandstronghammer

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#8 posted 05-11-2017 08:15 PM



On a 607, I would probably just replace the handle and the mounting hardware. It s a plane you would use the rest of your life. :)

- WayneC

Everything seems to be in pretty good condition. Any reason you’d replace things instead of trying to restore them?

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#9 posted 05-11-2017 08:34 PM

It’s just been cut off.

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#10 posted 05-11-2017 08:42 PM

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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rolandstronghammer

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#11 posted 05-11-2017 10:49 PM

So I just got home and despite the wd40 it’s been sitting in all day it still isn’t coming off. I cranked on it pretty hard. I don’t know what to do with out breaking it.

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bandit571

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#12 posted 05-11-2017 10:53 PM

Not a big deal to repair….DonW does quite a few repairs such as this.

Next time you turn the handle from side to side, pull back a bit. Not much, and see if that helps loosen things up a bit. Do NOT pry under the handle, you will damage the handle at that spot of the pry.

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

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rolandstronghammer

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#13 posted 05-11-2017 11:22 PM

Success! The bolt that runs through that handle was rusted almost all the way through. I think it was bonded to the wood.

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement?

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rolandstronghammer

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#14 posted 05-12-2017 12:07 PM

All the parts spent the night in a rust remover bath. It’s amazing how clean everything came out. I brushed them down with a brass bristle brush and then sprayed them with wd40. This weekend I’ll hit everything in in the buffing wheel with some polishing compound.

Here’s the only rusted piece that needs to be replaced. It was the rod holding on the rear handle.

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bandit571

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#15 posted 05-12-2017 01:35 PM

nhplaneparts, an ebay store. Might be able to get handle and all.

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

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