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Forum topic by BerBer5985 posted 03-03-2012 05:23 PM 1183 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BerBer5985

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03-03-2012 05:23 PM

Hey guys I just acquired a bedrock 605 1/2 from another LJer and I wanted to get a new blade for it. I think it’s and early model with round sides and a traditional frog from what I can tell, but I’m thinking I’m going to need a new blade for sure. I was thinking that the 605 1/2 needed a 2 3/8” wide blade but the one that came with it is only 2”. Maybe the blade was replaced earlier in a prior life? The bed of the plane is 2 1/2” wide so it would accept a 2 3/8” blade just looking at it. Woodcraft offers Hock blades for “Older 5 1/2, 6, and 7” with a 2 1/4” wide blade and then they also offer 5 1/2, 6 and 7 in a 2 3/8” wide blade. Any suggestions? The frog has casting B and the Pat date is APR 2-95 I believe. Woodcraft is having a huge sale so I’d like to try and buy it today if I can. Thanks for the info ahead a time!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 05:30 PM

IBC blades rock. yeppers.

I received friendly advice from other LJ’s on the merits of IBC blades and they were correct, much better than Hock blades.

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 05:34 PM

Older Bailey 5 1/2 size planes came with a 2 1/4” iron. Which Hock makes in the O1 steel, but not A2. Not sure if the Bedrock roundsider takes a 2 3/8 or 2 1/4. I think craftsmanstudio.com had Hock blades w/free shipping and a little discount recently. Good luck.

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BerBer5985

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 05:41 PM

I actually have an IBC sitting in my cart right now but I was worried about the size being 2 3/8” wide. I mean the mouth on the plane is 2 1/2” wide so wouldn’t a 2 3/8” blade work with enough room for lateral adjustment?

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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BerBer5985

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 06:23 PM

Ok I measured the frog and its 2 1/4” so it must take that size blade. haha

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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BerBer5985

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 07:02 PM

Would a 2 3/8” blade work considering the mouth is 2 1/2” wide and the frog is 2 1/4” wide. A 2 3/8” blade would only overhand 1/16” on each side and should leave 1/16” space on each side for lateral adjustment. Is that enough?

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 08:06 PM

You could try it, sounds tight to me. Just be careful w/the lat adjustment. The 2 1/4 blades are not as common, but hock does make them. I had to get one for a T8 bailey.

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 09:15 PM

I’d definitely go with the 2 1/4 Hock that Shane recommended.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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