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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 07-14-2013 02:33 AM 823 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2013 02:33 AM

On both the planes i inherited from my grandfather, a #3 union mfg plane and a #5 sargent VBM, turning the screw clockwise draws the blade in, turning counter clockwise brings it out. I find it odd its on both of these. Is this a modification my grandfather would have done or were some made like this?


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#1 posted 07-14-2013 02:41 AM

it’s original

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 12:42 AM

Early Stanleys also have right hand threads for the depth adjuster.

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 05:30 AM

The way it was explained to me by my wood shop teacher was this with your right hand on the adjusting knob pushing down moved the blade down and pulling up with your index finger pulled the blade up. They are all like that.

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#4 posted 07-16-2013 11:35 AM

Stanley switched to left handed threads about 1892, or the end of type 6. I’m not sure about Sargent, but I’d think that a VBM would be left handed. Union I have no idea when they switched. Either way, they are earlier models.

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#5 posted 07-16-2013 07:56 PM

From what I’ve gather, the VBM is between 1910-1918. The union pre 1910.

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#6 posted 07-17-2013 12:19 AM

post some pictures of the VBM with a shot of the frog to. It seems odd that something that late would have the old threads.

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#7 posted 07-17-2013 01:11 AM

I’ll snap some tomorrow, i actually took it and the union apart and bathed em in evap o rust, man what a difference. The union looks almost new with probably 95% of the japanning left, only thing really wrong is the top of the tote is chipped off, which at times is uncomfortable, but it will suffice.

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#8 posted 07-17-2013 01:20 AM

Theres a few pics in this thread http://lumberjocks.com/topics/51130. The Iron says sargent VBM 414C

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