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Forum topic by mmcc73 posted 10-14-2017 10:32 PM 308 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mmcc73

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10-14-2017 10:32 PM

Hi All – just picked up a Stanley 45. On the depth stop below the handle, I can’t get the thumb screw tight enough to prevent it from moving.

Is just another, or thicker, washer needed below the thumbscrew, or is there some other little part that is missing?


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bandit571

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#1 posted 10-14-2017 10:59 PM

Actually, unless you are using the slitter cutter ( which goes under the stop) you can leave this stop off the plane. Not really needed. When the cutter is on the plane, it rides underneath the stop, a little more steel for the bolt to hold onto.

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#2 posted 10-15-2017 06:44 PM

Yeah it might hold better with the slitting cutter in there. Like bandit said that one’s not needed if you have the other depth stop, but it you don’t or just want to, you can use the slitting depth stop as a depth stop. Other option is to rough up the back of it with some 60 or 80 grit sandpaper.

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mmcc73

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#3 posted 10-16-2017 02:25 PM

Thanks for the info – I’ll pull it off and put it with all the other cutters, depth stops and guide rods.

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#4 posted 10-16-2017 02:55 PM

Yes, you would need another thick washer to make it stop moving if you don’t have the slitting iron on it. Most people do as Tim said, and just remove it. Which is why they’re often missing on many used planes :-)

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#5 posted 10-16-2017 06:07 PM

I’ve accumulated a few 45s. What works for me is to put the slitter and depth stop in upside down. This keeps them out of the way when using the other cutters, but prevents them getting lost. One could put the cutter in upside down and the stop in right side up in order to use it as a second depth gauge/stop if desired.

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#6 posted 10-16-2017 06:24 PM

I keep the slitter and stop there, but with the slitter upside down. Like olegrump suggested.

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#7 posted 10-16-2017 06:49 PM

I did that in a video once, and people gave me so much crap telling me that I would cut my knuckles on it, so I just keep my mouth shut, but that’s what I do too lol

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#8 posted 10-17-2017 11:33 AM

Mosquito, Makes ya wonder how THOSE folks hold and work their planes, doesn’t it…..??? I’ve never been injured while using a hand plane when woodworking. (Some decades now…..) One fine day, after a morning in the woodshop, I came in for lunch, and wound up cutting the crap outta my hand with a damned CHEESE PLANE, but that’s an entirely separate issue…..... LOL What “genius” came up with an exposed sharp blade mounted on a handle that you pull toward the hand holding the cheese…....? Again, NEVER had any issues with the slitter turned upward in the 45.

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#9 posted 10-17-2017 12:42 PM

I never have either, to date. I was once holding a smaller piece, and using a block plane when I hit the corner of my fingerail with said block plane. Knocked off a good chunk of the fingernail, but that’s about all I’ve had for injuries with a hand plane.

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