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Forum topic by nakmuay posted 12-04-2017 12:14 PM 358 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nakmuay

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12-04-2017 12:14 PM

I was wondering if anybody had seen a Stanley 78 that looks like this? I suspect it is a user modified rather that from the factory. it’s up for $70


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#1 posted 12-04-2017 12:25 PM

I would suppose that tool was used A LOT by the owner what did the modifications. Wow. Never saw an infill No. 78 before. Wonder if the eye-bolt actually adjusts depth of cut / set on the iron?

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#2 posted 12-04-2017 01:42 PM

I agree probably user modified. That looks like what that bolt is for, but I don’t see how it would maintain contact with the cutter through much of it’s travel given the bolt is at a different angle from the cutter.

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#3 posted 12-04-2017 02:16 PM

You use the eyebolt to hang it off a cup hook.

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#4 posted 12-04-2017 04:13 PM

If i can get him below $50 I think I’ll get it just for the history of it

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#5 posted 12-04-2017 08:08 PM

That’s a whole new definition of a Franken plane

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#6 posted 12-06-2017 01:04 PM

Back when I was a carpenter, there were people I worked with over the years that did this to their tools. Why? ‘Cause they saw a way to make it work better for them. It would be interesting to know if the mods work.

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#7 posted 12-08-2017 10:11 PM

Looks like somebody was in the shop unsupervised.

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#8 posted 12-08-2017 10:13 PM

I get like that once in a while

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