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Forum topic by Brett posted 884 days ago 880 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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884 days ago

Has anyone bought an old Stanley (or similar) router plane and fixed it up? How well does it work? Is it possible to buy replacement irons?

-- More tools, fewer machines.


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 884 days ago

THere is no shortage of cutters for that plane. Which do you have ? #71

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Brett

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#2 posted 884 days ago

I don’t have any yet. I see them for sale online, but rarely with more than one (or even any) cutters.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 884 days ago

I think superdav721 fixed one up. Looked great, cant remember how it worked for him.

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#4 posted 884 days ago

I’ve also heard of people using old hex (allen) wrenches to make new cutters. Haven’t tried it myself, but perhaps it’s something to look into.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 884 days ago

They work well for cleaning out the bottoms of grooves and dados. I have seen extra irons on e bay from time to time.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 884 days ago

Another LJ thread discussed this. Restore is a good thing, the router plane is a very useful tool.

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

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Brett

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#7 posted 884 days ago

Oops, I guess that “other LJ thread” was mine. I must be getting old.

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sikrap

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#8 posted 884 days ago

You can get replacement cutters from Lee Valley or you can call Walt at www.brasscityrecords.com Walt is a great guy to deal with.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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Will Mego

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#9 posted 879 days ago

Or, you can buy one FROM stanley for $5.75.

http://www.stanleytoolparts.com/12-305-1-02-a-04.html

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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