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Forum topic by KenBry posted 02-13-2012 01:07 AM 1343 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2012 01:07 AM

Just wondering if the blades on the two low angle planes that Lie Nielsen makes have interchangeable blades? The idea is since I already have a # 164 I can get the 62 and have 1 bladethat I can use that has a higher angle grind. Also that way I can also use only 1 toothed blade between them as well.

I have asked lie Nielsen but still await their reply.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.


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#1 posted 02-14-2012 02:35 AM

I finally got an answer from lie neilsen the said ” nope”

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 02:46 AM

Really?? Wow, that is a surprise to me. I say that because I thought the original Stanley issues of the #62 and #164 irons were interchangeable. Of course, a recheck of B&G makes me think they’re not. That leaves me with a listing I’ve seen on ebay that says (I think) blade for 62, 164, etc.

Again, wow. Thanks for posting the LN answer, Ken.

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 05:19 AM

They said it had to do with the bailey style mount on the 164. The width is the same though.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 05:25 AM

Are you thinking of getting one or the other?

EDIT – ah, disregard. Got lazy, didn’t re-read that you have the 164. You like it? Use it much? Endgrain or smoothing work?

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 05:27 AM

Yea, I am looking at getting the 62. I just wanted to get one extra blade re ground for the different angles like in a #41/2

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 05:29 AM

I think I’d want a #164 with two blades: one ‘standard,’ one toothed blade…

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 11:28 AM

I just got the #164 (used) and just got it all sharpend back up. Previous owner used a grinder on the blade and had the angle all messed up. Not to mention it was only as sharp as a 60 grit grinding wheel can do. OUCH…Took a good hour of work on my course diamond stone to get the angles back on it. I got it to a nice 25 degree with a 27 degree micro bevel. (What Lie Nielsen recomends) That being done and said, I haven’t put it to a piece of wood yet. When I bought it (last weekend) I got it at a great price and was only looking at getting my first hand planes. I attended the Lie Neilsen show 3 weeks ago and learned allot about using a hand plane there. Well, they hooked me there and now it’s about buying the items I need for the future.

I am planing on building my work bench as my next project but that got put on hold due to the purchase of this plane and a few other items at the sale where I got this guy. :)

You could say I am a noob on the Hand tool side of things :-)

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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