|Forum topic by RichardDePetris||posted 05-30-2014 07:25 PM||1254 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-30-2014 07:25 PM
I was going through Lowes and picked up a Cheapo-Maximo block plane (Kobalt 6-1/4 in Block Plane) that is identical to the Stanley 6-1/4 (model 19-920). I strongly believe they both came out of the same factor with the only difference was the logo on the frog and color of the plane body. I’ve successfully tuned other several new hand planes and most perform as good as other super premium hand planes I’ve played with (will post at a future date).
Currently, I’m having an issue properly setting up this block plane. If I tighten the screw on the frog tight, I can’t make any blade adjustments, unless I loosen it which causes the whole thing to fall out of alignment. The lateral adjustment of the blade is constantly falling out of alignment during use and it’s frustrating.
I may have purchased a defective product, but I doubt it as others have made the same complaint about the Stanley. I am almost certain that I don’t know how to set it up. There’s tons of information on tuning block planes, but most of them have a completely different mechanism.
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.