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b2rtch

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10-12-2013 06:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question plane

I am looking for a 1 3/4×6 hand plane Iron to restore a craftsman plane.
Where can I find an inexpensive ( $25 or less) iron for it?
I have been looking around but without luck so far.
Thank you.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 10-12-2013 07:09 PM

Bout Like That?

More like 7 inches than 6, off a plane with a red frog…that’s about all I know as far as dating it

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#2 posted 10-12-2013 08:24 PM

LukieB,
I am looking for a new iron.
There are some Stanley on amazon for about $10.00 bu they are too wide.
Woodcraft has some but my local store is such a pain to deal with that I refuse to buy anything from them .
On line the shipping is $8.00

-- Bert

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#3 posted 10-12-2013 10:01 PM

Never seen them in my local Home Despot, but guys have posted they’ve had luck stateside with Buck Bros blades there ? Worth a look anyway, good luck Bert !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#4 posted 10-12-2013 10:15 PM

Have you looked at Hock Tools (http://hocktools.com/BP.htm )?

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#5 posted 10-12-2013 10:40 PM

Sumdume, yes but they are more expensive that the plane is worth

-- Bert

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#6 posted 10-12-2013 10:47 PM

racerglen, the Buck Bros would be a good choice but it is 2” wide, I need 13/4”.
I suppose I could grind 1/8” on each side.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 10-12-2013 10:54 PM

Is there a reason you want new as opposed to vintage?

I am of the opinion that a properly sharpened vintage iron is perfectly capable of getting the job done a whole lot better than the crap steel you’ll get from a newer stanley or a buck bros.

While the hock irons are nice, like you said they are spendy…even more so if you get the chip-breaker with it.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#8 posted 10-12-2013 11:02 PM

I just found what I was looking for (an original Stanley iron) on E-Bay for $10.00 + free shipping.
Thank you all for your help

-- Bert

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