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Forum topic by nordichomey posted 01-27-2012 06:07 AM 990 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nordichomey

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01-27-2012 06:07 AM

Has anyone tried to replace a broken lever on a lever cap by driving the pin out and replacing with another lever? Wondering how firmly they are pressed in.

Thanks

-- nordichomey


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#1 posted 01-27-2012 06:10 AM

Never tried it, but I imagine it’d be possible. What plane is the cap for? They’re usually so cheap to replace that it might not be worth the work, unless it’s a rare plane.

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 06:12 AM

If it is broke, what can it hurt to try? But I agree with Brandon, unless it is an expensive cap, replacement is always an option, good luck.

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#3 posted 01-27-2012 06:12 AM

BTW, did you ever find a cap for your #8? I just saw this on ebay recently:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stanley-Plane-Parts-Lever-Cap-No-8-Type-3-12-/320835792640?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab34daf00

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 06:12 AM

Stanley #8 Type 9. Somebody… won’t mention names dropped the lever cap on the concrete floor and the cast broke. Harder to find caps for #8. I still can make the old one work. Probably I should just be patient.

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 06:14 AM

The one on ebay is what I need. The fore edge looks a bit chipped but not too bad. I could probably file the edge to smooth it out a bit.

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 06:32 AM

Many of the lever caps from the transitional planes will fit. Wont be orig. equipment but for a user it will work. Hope you find one quickly, theres no shortage on em.

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