|Forum topic by Mark E.||posted 02-11-2014 11:54 PM||746 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-11-2014 11:54 PM
I picked up a PM-V11 cutter and cap iron set from Lee Valley to put on a Stanley Bailey No.3, type 16. Could not get it to work.
With the cap iron set at ~1/32” from the cutting edge, the cap iron screw bottoms out in the frog recess before the cutting iron reaches the mouth. Neither the cutting iron or cap iron are touching the mouth, so that is not the problem. I have tried this set on all of the No.3 planes that I have in the shop and also on a No.5-1/4 with the same results.
I have been working with Lee Valley customer support, but they are unable to figure out what the problem is. I think the threaded hole in the cap iron may have been drilled too close to the bottom edge. This seems to be the case when I compare the hole locations in the Veritas to the hole locations in the Stanley(s).
So, after all that, has anyone installed the PM-V11 iron and cap on a Stanley No.3 and got it to work?
FYI: all of the planes I have tried this set on are ‘newer’ models, Type 16,17,18, the 5-1/4 is a type 15. I don’t currently have anything older to try it on.