|Forum topic by bohnsai||posted 04-06-2011 03:25 AM||1880 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-06-2011 03:25 AM
First off, I know next to nothing abut the Sergeant planes except they are OK but no Stanley. I got one for a steel off ebay and although the frog is decent enough, I didn’t know if is possible to retro fit a Stanley frog on it. As it is right now, there is no frog travel adjustment and the lateral blade adjustment is kind of not the best. The blade travel knob is right hand threaded, just opposite of Stanley’s which I don’t think I’m going to like. Already used to the left hand thread version.
Basically I wanted a #8 to put in my collection and just couldn’t see spending up to $200 for a plane I’d rarely use. I have a really nice Stanley #7 that gets me by just fine so this plane is just to complete the collection (still looking for that #1 and #2 plane ;-)
Anyone have any suggestions on improving this massive beast of a plane?
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