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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 01-21-2012 04:47 PM 2539 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Dahn

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01-21-2012 04:47 PM

I’m looking for a blade & chip breaker, lever cap and the Y adjusting lever for a Stanley No. 7.

I found a parts plane, thanks Don.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 05:36 PM

Tim, this is pretty obvious, but have you been keeping an eye on eBay for old junkers? I’ve seen old, broken #7’s that would be good for parts go pretty cheap.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 05:57 PM

Yeah, I agree w/Charlie. A busted #7, may be cheapest way to go. They are out there.

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TrBlu

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 05:58 PM

A #4 iron is a different width than the #7. The #6 & #7 use the same width iron.

Check ebay, for a junker.

Here is another suggestion. I have found irons & chip breakers. http://www.antique-used-tools.com

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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ACP

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 06:29 PM

Are you looking to restore an original back to its former glory or make a good user? I have a #7 that I bought a Veritas iron and cap for so I could use the new thicker steel. Better performance for sure. I am keeping the old one’s though to preserve the plains original parts. It might be a good option for you though. Really nice blades and they hold a keen edge. Reasonbly priced too.

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Brandon

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 06:29 PM

The 5 1/2 also uses the same width. I just saw some #7 parts on ebay yesterday. They’re quite common.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Tim Dahn

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 09:49 PM

Thanks for the reply’s, I have been keeping a eye on ebay. I picked up a basket case the other day with these missing parts so just looking to make a user out of it.

TrBlu I will checkout that site as well.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Don W

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 03:37 PM

I had this in my watch list. You may want to contact the seller and offer to buy it. You won’t get parts much cheaper.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Tim Dahn

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#8 posted 01-22-2012 11:34 PM

Thanks Don, its re-listed. I will keep a watchful eye.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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