# 5 Center Adjuster Missing

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Forum topic by whitewulf posted 09-28-2012 11:33 PM 947 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2012 11:33 PM

I found this old plane, a # 5 maybe, based on size. My new old stock Stanley blade & iron fit perfectly.

Adjustable frog fine adjustment knob, grooved sole. No markings at all. Properly Adjusted it works fine.

Missing centering lever and ?? Where should I look for spare parts? A drawing would be helpful if I have to make one.

Thanks in advance,


-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 02:54 PM

How about just a picture Paul ?

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 03:15 PM

Is this it?

Before those planes got a LATERAL adjuster, the plane operator would tap the side of the iron with a small mallet/hammer to adjust the side to side. Used the same to set the depth of cut as well.

One could go looking on Ebay for a Frog as it is called. be sure that it matches the base you have. They run about $5-15 for a good one.

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 03:55 PM

Just to reiterate here, all #5 size frogs aren’t compatible. Stanley frogs won’t fit on Sargent bodies and vice versa, for example. Post a picture of your frog and body.

If your lateral adjuster is missing, as opposed to never having been there, you’re probably going to just have to buy a new frog, as repairing it will probably cost more than the replacement frog.

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#4 posted 10-02-2012 04:21 AM

Appreciate the response. Trying to get pics, had to do some cleanup. The adjuster is just missing, I can use the plane as is, just thought I might try to complete it. I have several Woodies, am familiar with tapping to adjust. More to follow.

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