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Forum topic by chickendoctor posted 10-23-2014 12:03 AM 917 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chickendoctor

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10-23-2014 12:03 AM

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I just was given a Union #8 plane, but the frog is broken. The top half with the lateral adjuster is missing.
Does the Stanley frog fit the Union body? Or where else could I get one? Only Staneys on eBay.

I don’t know how in the world somebody broke it this way. The blade and chip breaker are fine, but the lever is off the lever cap.


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#1 posted 10-23-2014 12:21 AM

Might check with nhplaneparts.com and see IF eric has a #8 frog in stock

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 12:41 AM

I think a Stanley frog from the same era will be interchangeable, but I could be mistaken. I’ll have to look at my union #6 and comparable Stanley plane. At some point Stanley owned Union so those, in all likelihood, would be the same.

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 12:55 AM

My Union Made DE6c was given a Stanley base during a refit ( Union one had snapped intwo) I remember the bolt holes were just a hair off, not a biggie, bit of file work is all.

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 12:17 AM

or you can use it like a prelateral and keep looking. One will turn up.

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