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Forum topic by fazhou posted 01-29-2014 02:07 AM 1639 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fazhou

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01-29-2014 02:07 AM

Hello all,
Does anyone know how the brass knob is attached to the blade adjustment screw on the 60 1/2 block plane? I’d like to eliminate some backlash but would need to remove the brass knob from the screw. There are no visible pins. I doubt it is glued. My wife speculates that it my be an “interference thread” fit or class 4 fit (she’s a machinist). I don’t wanna start reefing on it unless I know. Any ideas?


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#1 posted 01-31-2014 06:29 AM

Backlash is just par for the course. Just learn to live with it, after a while you will enjoy backlash, along with the wonderful sound, and the marvelous curls that swoosh off the blade.
Then there is the satisfaction of a glass smooth finish the blade leaves on your work, and when you crawl into bed after a long day at the bench, you relive all the joy hand planing brings, while your aching muscles remind you, this is reality.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 02-01-2014 12:47 PM

Are you sure its not pressed on?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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fazhou

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#3 posted 02-01-2014 04:21 PM

Don, I’m not sure if it’s pressed on but that makes sense. If it was, do you think it would be prudent to separate them? If I did, could they be attached again very easily? Exel, I am well versed in the aches, sweet sound, and smooth finish associated with a sharp well adjusted plane. I still don’t like the backlash.

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#4 posted 02-01-2014 05:38 PM

I’ve never had a Record, but if it’s like a Stanley, I don’t see what is to be gained. Maybe a picture of what your trying to do. If its pressed on, I wouldn’t try to remove it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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