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Forum topic by nordichomey posted 978 days ago 1067 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nordichomey

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978 days ago

Last night I wanted to cry. Picked up my Stanley #8 jointer type 9 and the lever cap fell to the ground and the cast lever broke into 4 pieces. So… does anyone know a good source who sells plane parts? I need to find a replacement lever cap.

Thanks

-- nordichomey


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JimF

141 posts in 1917 days


#1 posted 978 days ago

I have seen people parting out planes on ebay. Also, a vintage tool seller like Patrick Leach gets “donor” planes that may have bad bodies, but other parts are fine.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 978 days ago

Also check with walt at brass city records. He sometimes has parts…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 978 days ago

Ebay is your best bet. I needed a lever cap for my Bailey #8 and contacted Patrick Leach and a few other places, but no one had one—at least a few weeks ago. I would definitely keep watch on Ebay, but you may have to be patient, unfortunately. In the meantime you can use a lever cap from a 5 1/2, 6, or 7 which is still undersized but works okay.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 978 days ago

I’ve got a few resources listed here.

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#5 posted 978 days ago

One of the sources that Don lists has a #8 lever cap, but it’s going for $59.95 (see here). I would still look around on ebay to try to get one cheaper.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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nordichomey

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#6 posted 978 days ago

Thanks All!

-- nordichomey

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