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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 02-13-2014 03:46 PM 1165 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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02-13-2014 03:46 PM

Picked this up a few years ago. No identifying marks. The remaining blade is a Craftsman.

I’d like to restore it. Maybe even use it, but not being a galoot, I don’t really know what task its for. Two blades????

And, it’s missing a fence. Any thoughts about where one could find a fence for it?

Thanks in advance for your insights.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 03:52 PM

Hi Gene
You might try E bay or this place.
http://www.antique-used-tools.com/comparts.htm

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 04:00 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-12-978-2-Inch-10-Inch-Bullnose/dp/B00009OYFU

It is not a Stanley but this a similar plane.
It uses only one blade, most of the time in the middle position.
Yes, it is missing the fence.

-- Bert

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Vincent Nocito

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 04:00 PM

Looks like a Sargent made for Sears but an earlier model perhaps. It is missing the fence and depth stop. There was only one blade that could be moved to the front for close in work like a bull nose plane.

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 04:15 PM

I think you’re on the right path, Vincent
If it’s not a Sargent (doesn’t appear to be marked)—then it was almost certainly made by them.

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 04:26 PM

DocBailey, I agree. The marking on the plane are very similar to my Sargent 198 rabetting plane.

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 04:27 PM

The Sargent model is a #79. It actually a late model. The early model didn’t have the horn on the front. Somebody on ebay just sold the stop and fence yesterday. I actually bid on them just to have them knowing when I found a 79 it would probably be missing them. I was outbid however.

I think the threads are different from a Stanley, but you may try a 1/4×20 bolt. If that works you can make the rod and a Stanley or MF fence should work.

I believe a stop off a #186 thru #198 are the same.

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 02-13-2014 08:21 PM

Thanks to all for all the great info. Now, to just find that fence and depth stop. With your excellent help, I now know what to look for.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 02:55 AM

This is on eBay right now:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/antique-WOODPLANE-STANLEY-smoothing-plane-CRAFTSMAN-pARTS-/201033842128?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ece8cfdd0

Wait!! One day left, it has received 4 bids… A fascinating plane, and a great departure to the usual #78s. I tagged it, will wait and see where it goes.

-- 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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Vincent Nocito

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#9 posted 02-14-2014 04:00 AM

Not a bad looking plane for $15. Go for it.

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#10 posted 02-14-2014 01:35 PM

Knock that rust off and get to making shavings…..
Nice find.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#11 posted 02-14-2014 02:11 PM

The problem with these Gene is that they are usually cheaper to find complete than it is to find the replacement parts. Your best bet is to buy a new complete one, but if you don’t mind spending more just to get this one complete that’s fine too. Poopie that looks like a nice complete one.

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 02:18 PM

thanks Poopie. I placed a bid.
Tim, you are absolutely correct!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 02-15-2014 03:36 AM

Gene: Not sure if that eBay offering is complete, either, but good luck on your bid!
There’s a few guys in the epic Plane thread who swear by this as their favorite panel-raising plane.
These are sold with one cutter, you can use it as a rabbeting bullnose plane if you wish.

-- 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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#14 posted 02-15-2014 05:46 AM

just my $.02, but there’s some nasty pitting on that linked eBay example.

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Gene Howe

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#15 posted 02-15-2014 01:45 PM

PK, after a bit of resto, it will be a user.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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