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Forum topic by DocBailey posted 08-24-2013 08:31 PM 1035 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2013 08:31 PM

I recently acquired this user-made chest of tools, owned by a carpenter. There are other tools not pictured, but the photos will give you some idea of what is in there. A few highlights—there’s a D-8 panel saw, (3) router planes, (4) saw sets, a MF No. 2 hand drill, and a Stanley #30 angle divider.
Questions for viewers of this post:
Does anyone know what that little “FLASH” blade fits?
Does anyone know what model of Sargent block plane that is? (It has an adj lever attached to the blade, if that helps)

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#1 posted 08-24-2013 09:35 PM

nice haul. The Sargent is either a 5306 (6”) or 5307 (7”).

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#2 posted 08-24-2013 10:18 PM

I have found no google results for a Flash Mfg except for this ebay listing for a box cutter..

peace, T

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#3 posted 08-24-2013 10:34 PM

Good score on the Stanley dividers.
Flash Manufacturing Co made small tools:

They also made box cutters, and since the shape of the top on that one is the same as the stanley utility knives then that would be my guess too.

Apparently Flash got big and bought Seal-O-Matic, which although it sounds like a late-night infomercial, is a real company and on one of their product pages is a similar cutter:

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 01:14 AM

Don – thanks for that. Earlier tonight I took it apart and found “5306” stamped right on the blade. (Hey, I’m a Stanley guy—they don’t have model numbers on the irons).

Tommy and Joe – thanks for those links—that is undoubtedly what they are.

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 01:42 AM

That’s a really nice find. Congrats!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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