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Forum topic by bondogaposis posted 02-10-2012 12:32 AM 1190 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2012 12:32 AM

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I just picked up a Stanley #7 on ebay. Got it for a good price and it was in excellent condition. I slapped a freshly sharpened Hock iron in it and away we go. Once this thing leaves the station there is no stopping it. This my first experience with a jointer plane and I love it, it’s a monster.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 03:12 AM

Yeah, I got a Hock on my Sargent #418 and just love it. Thought about throwing it on the Sargent #422 (#7), but the 418 is pulling very fine shavings as it is and I hate to argue with success…

Looks like you got a great score! Well done!...

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 03:41 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful plane. Hock blades are the way to go.

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 05:28 AM

Now I need to get a Hock chipbreaker to go w/ the iron.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 12:34 PM

Nice score. I have a Lie-Nielsen chipbreaker and a Hock blade in mine and it works great. Most of my planes have this set up and are a nice improvement over the Stanley blade.

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 03:54 PM

Bondo, didja have to modify the mouth when ya added the Hock iron? Oh, GOOD HAUL.
Mind tellin’ us what ya paid?


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#6 posted 02-10-2012 04:54 PM

I did not modify it but I am going to. It is a little tight right now as I can only advance the iron so far. I am going to wait until I get the new cap iron then make some adjustments. I also have a 4½ and that throat is too tight for the Hock iron, so I put the Stanley iron that came with the 7 in it and now it works great, so it was almost like getting 2 planes for one.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 02-12-2012 08:23 PM

Yep, I picked up a Stanley #7 a few years back when a family friend passed and the vultures (lawyers) divied up his earthly goods (estate sale). One of my few treasured possessions.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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