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01-19-2014 03:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley sargent transitional plane question

I’ve been searching for a Stanley #25 Transitional, there is a gap in my collection for one.
Wondering, is the Sargent #3409 a suitable alternate? The cast iron upper body looks like a carbon copy of the Stanley #25, but I’m not sure. That long boattail rear end is nearly the same, visually.

What I’d really like to know is whether the #3409 has the same pitch angle as the #25, which is the primary reason for my search for one in the first place.

I can’t seem to find this info thru Google, maybe somebody lucky enough to own both planes could line them up and see? Or if you have some literature that could shed some light on this question, would be simply awesome!!! Thx…


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#1 posted 01-19-2014 04:30 PM

I believe All the Sargent transitionals are standard bedding angles. Dave Heckel’s book also doesn’t differentiate the 3409 as anything special.

The #25 is definitely bedded at 35 degree’s, I have one. I don’t have a 3409, (I’m trying to resist the Sargent transitional temptation) but I’m pretty certain its a normal 45 degrees.

If someone has a 3409 and just make sure its the same as any other transitional (besides the #25) it will confirm for sure.

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 05:22 PM

Thanks, Don!! The #25 is tough to come by, even on eBay. The cast iron bodies look suspiciously similar, which is why I ask. I think I only own two Sargents, and after seeing the enormous product list by Sargent, I don’t think I’d ever want to try and get the complete set.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 01-19-2014 05:28 PM

I’d like to hear from some one who has one. I don’t always trust the info in Dave Heckel’s book.

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#4 posted 01-19-2014 05:46 PM

My 3409 has a bedding angle of 45 degrees- actually 46 degrees.

Ebay prices seem extreme. I picked up a very clean 3410 for $8 at a swap meet last summer. He wanted $10 and I offered $8. He jumped on it so fast that I think I could have offered less.

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#5 posted 01-19-2014 06:51 PM

Thanks, Ray and Don!
$8 for a 3410 is a great price, and it went to a good home.
I’d like to try a transitional at 35 degrees. The Stanley #25 is hard to find, and generally pricey.
Thank you both for setting the record straight for me. The search continues….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#6 posted 01-19-2014 07:37 PM

My Stanley #25 works surprisingly well. I posted pictures some where. I’ll see if I can dig them up.

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