|Forum topic by brtech||posted 307 days ago||630 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
307 days ago
Bought a used Stanley No 5 plane from ebay. Decent price, good transaction, and the plane is in pretty good shape although the blade looks like it was sharpened with a hand file!
Anyway, it has a weird problem. The long screw on the tote seems too long – it bottoms out before the handle is tight on the casting. It’s only a little loose, but it’s loose. The screw has one washer. The small screw seems to work correctly.
It’s certainly possible this plane has mismatched parts, but what do I do to fix it? My standard #10 washers fit on the shaft but are too big for the hole. I could cut the screw down, but that doesn’t seem right.
This plane will replace a new Groz that I bought in a sale at Woodcraft. Lousy plane, poor castings, poor fit on the frog, adjuster doesn’t work right, and on and on. Even with the loose handle, the used Stanley is way ahead of the new Groz.