|Forum topic by redmosquito1||posted 01-06-2014 03:06 PM||900 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-06-2014 03:06 PM
New here and my first post, been lurking for a bit though.
I read a fair amount of reviews about new blade sets for my one of my older stanley #4s and had settled on a Hock blade and chip breaker and woodcraft near me had one of each in stock according to online. However when I got there this morning they didn’t have the chip breaker just the iron, but had the matched set of the IBC Pinnacle iron and breaker. I settled on that and figured I’d file out the mouth of the crappier #4 (I have 2 from the 40s or 50s, the better of the 2 being the 4C I spent at least an hour lapping the sole to a mirror like finish)
I get it home, do some guestimations and file the mouth larger to get the blade through, but have now run into a major problem. That being the cap iron hole will not allow the blade to protrude through the mouth unless I set the cap iron a little over an 1/8” back from the edge. Which for a smoother isn’t acceptable to me.
I tried to shorten the frog by filing the seats but that didn’t work, I’ll be here for days filing. I don’t want to enlarge the hole in the chip breaker in case I decide to return it. I’m lost.
Is this something normal and to be expected from this blade set? I’m thinking of returning it tomorrow and just getting the woodriver #4 V3 for $50 more, or just pulling the trigger on Lie-Nielsen, but I really like the oldies.
Thanks, and a great forum here, glad to finally join and make a post.