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Any substitute cutters for original Stanley’s?


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#1 posted 2063 days ago

If you are looking to replace them with a premium iron I would recommend Hock Tools

I replace the blades on my #5 and #8 Stanleys recently and the blades improved their performance remarkably. These blades are not cheap but they are well worth the money.

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#2 posted 2063 days ago

Hock+

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#3 posted 2063 days ago

Hock

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#4 posted 2063 days ago

Thank you all!

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#5 posted 2063 days ago

I replaced the blade on my #8 with a Hock blade…. Never been happier! :)

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#6 posted 2061 days ago

+1 Hock

I would recommend the chip breaker as well.

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#7 posted 2061 days ago

Sounds like a TB ward. I’ll go with Hock, too(y).

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#8 posted 2061 days ago

Since no one else said it, I will. Lie-Nielsen also sells replacement blades for Stanley’s.

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#9 posted 2060 days ago

Woodcraft and Klingspor’s also sell Stanley blades (now made in the UK). If you go to the Hock blades you will need to back up the frog, as the Hock irons are thicker. A hock chip breaker by itself will stiffen up a thin iron (Dunlap or Marshall Wells) if you have chatter, or want to turn an old #5 into a scrub plane, etc. I have used both new Stanley’s and Hocks, and prefer to spend the extra for the Hocks as they hold an edge much longer in hard wood.

But, if you want to radically radius an iron for scrub work, and don’t want to use an expensive iron, the $3 two-inch Buck Brothers irons at home depot are cheap but will hold up well for scrub work and fit both Stanley and Dunlap planes up to #5. It will take a bit of effort to flatten the back, tho, as they have heavy mill marks.

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#10 posted 2060 days ago

Hi, Gofor,

What do you mean about back up the frog? Thanks.

anqi

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#11 posted 2060 days ago

Hi anqi,

I think what he means is that you will need to adjust te frog back in it’s slot so te thicker iron will not run into the front of the mouth.

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#12 posted 2058 days ago

Scott is correct. If you currently are using a Stanley blade, and you have the mouth set close for fine shavings, the thicker hock blade may run into the front edge of the mouth, dulling it before you even use it. Be careful the first time you insert the Hock blade to make sure this doesn’t happen. If it appears it will hit, loosen the frog screws and back it up some. Realize you can set the frog behind the rear edge of the mouth opening, because the bevel of the iron will still allow the cutting edge to clear.

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