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TonyMN

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887 days ago

Im still a little new to woodworking and dont know that much about hand planes. I wish i would have taken a photo of this plane but it was a real old stanley metal handle and two blades. Ive never seen a plane with two blades and was wondering if anyone was familiar with them. The blades were about an inch and a half apart. the plane was about two inches thick and maybe seven inches long. What would one use this for and secondly should I go back and buy it. thanks


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canadianchips

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#1 posted 887 days ago

Sounds like a stanley #78.
Generally they don’t have both blades in them, just a spot to move from back to the front.
Picture would be nice.

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#2 posted 887 days ago

Yes, it sounds like a 78. It’s okay for cutting rebates, but make sure that the depth adjuster is present as well as the fence before buying it. And I wouldn’t pay more than $30 for it in good shape.

There’s a Stanley 78 thread here:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/35046

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TonyMN

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#3 posted 886 days ago

Yeah so it was a 78. Thanks for the input. It didnt have the fence and wasnt in great shape so i wont be going back to get it.

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#4 posted 886 days ago

I found a Craftsman version for $9.00. Stole all the parts. Now my stanley 78 is fully equipped.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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