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Forum topic by tool248 posted 04-06-2014 03:58 PM 886 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2014 03:58 PM

My brother bought a Stanley Bailey no. 4, but didn’t realize that the adjustment knob was missing. Could somebody give me the dimensions of it? He says that someone at work can machine one out of aluminum, but he needed me to get the dimensions. Or do you think it would just be a better idea to just buy a replacement one on Ebay or Amazon?

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#1 posted 04-06-2014 04:41 PM

There were two different sizes and a left hand and right hand thread depending on type. We’ll need to know which one you want. The threads were odd as well, 9/32” 24tpi American/Unified (left-hand thread on the later ones). Also aluminum will wear pretty quick. There is a bit of stress on them when you adjust the iron.

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#2 posted 04-06-2014 04:57 PM

Alum. is not a good choice.
Highland Woodworking has a full kit of screws, knobs, etc. for Stanley.


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#3 posted 04-06-2014 05:03 PM

Alright, thanks for the responses. It seems like it would be better just to buy the part.

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#4 posted 04-06-2014 09:38 PM

Check out New Hampshire Plane Parts on ebay. His prices are fair, the parts are checked over by someone who knows what they are doing and shipping is very fast.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 05:35 PM

Post some pics of the plane so we can tell what “Type” it is. I’m sure someone here has spare parts.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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