Question about restoring Stanley 9 1/2 block plane

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Forum topic by JohnSR posted 07-20-2014 11:25 PM 989 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2014 11:25 PM

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So I picked up a hand plane for 2 dollars at a flee market but it does not have a blade (Iron?) only markings on it are England and CF 16 found a website that says its the same as a Stanley 9 1/2. I need hand planes and I dont have much to spend would it be economical to get a new Iron for this or just junk it and see if I can find another block plane somewhere? Also, if it is worth it to find an Iron do I buy a new one or find one on Ebay that was originally for this plane?

-- John, San Diego

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 11:28 PM

you can buy a replacement “cutter” at Home depot for about $3. And believe it or not, they are pretty good.

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 02:15 AM

Ok so as far as I can tell the 9 1/2 takes a 1-5/8 inch cutter I see it at home depot for 7.72 is there anything else I need to be aware of when I purchase or are they pretty standard and I will hone it to whatever the guide I find tells me to when I start cleaning it up?

-- John, San Diego

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 02:16 AM

John, yah pretty much. And the guide will likely be DonW’s. Check out his plane restoration guide on his website.

-- -Dan

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 02:22 AM

Thanks a lot for the info guys, I was not sure if I should get it without a blade but what the heck it was 2 bucks saved me 20 bucks or so over buying a new one off amazon.

-- John, San Diego

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 01:43 PM

You’ll be in good shape honing anywhere from 25-30 degrees. Don’t forget to flatten/polish the back of the new iron. Also, you should keep an eye open for a low angle block plane for end grain :))

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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