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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 12-02-2012 02:23 AM 942 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bandit571

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12-02-2012 02:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource plane refurbishing

Well, I did fine three such planes. Only bought two. One was a PARPLUS #5 that will be a source of parts. Yeah, I know, pressed steel frog again. Handles were is GREAT shape though.

The other of these two planes? Well, here is a little looksee..

No iron, chipbreaker, or levercap. Kind of a short base #4. Other side of the frog looked vaguely firmiliar, though

Do I see a Millers Falls detail, or two? Yoke for the adjuster is a two-piece steel thingy. A lot of the chrome plating is flaking off. It has a 7A stamped in the frog, along with what LOOKS like a 406.

Base has a little different idea about the tall front knob..

There are ridges down inside that ring? Another look around?

The tote has a stamp in it’s side “W.H. KIEFABER CO.” Bolts are two piece. Heads are plated, not sure what is under the plating.

As far as the PARPLUS #5 parts plane? That adjuster wheel is one of the smallest I’ve ever seen, less than 3/4’ in diameter. If that. All of it’s parts ARe there, darn it all. As for the one still at that store? A little #4 sized plane by WORTH, and at $20, I will PASS! These two cost a whole $12 total. May go back after next payday, there is a LOT of other hand toys, er, tools sitting there.

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 02:46 AM

No idea, but a guy once told me that those painted frog planes are junk. I haven’t bought a colored frog since.

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 06:20 AM

The U shaped lateral adjuster and 406 on the frog make it seem like a Sargent-made plane, not a Millers Falls.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 10:32 AM

Looks just like the Millers in pieces on my bench Bandit, but mine
has Millers Falls stamped lightly in the tote, same place yours has a name.
Mine is in peices waiting for my mechanic son to do his screw extraction thing on the
bolt for the tote
;-(

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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bandit571

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 06:30 PM

Since this was for a Hardware Supply Company, would just a plain-jane lever cap do?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 07:03 PM

Yeah. I doubt the lever cap had anything cast into it, for a small hardware company contract plane.

The adjustment wheel, tote & knob, and the knob casting ring in the body look like Millers Falls, actually.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 08:31 PM

Progress so far:

Frog is coming along nicely..

sides and sole are getting there, need a new belt for the sander..

@ just over 13” long. PARPLUS #5. sides are looking a bit better…

sole will need a bit more work ( got to get a new belt..)

and a look up front. About an hour’s work so far…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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