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Forum topic by tommyc325 posted 12-26-2014 04:42 PM 903 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tommyc325

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12-26-2014 04:42 PM

Hey Everyone and Merry Christmas.

I received a Stanley SW 60 1/2 Block Plane from my wife for christmas yesterday and Im having some issues.

I can seem to get the blade at a angle enough to show through the hole. No matter how much I tighten loosen move the blade forward or away from the blade it never seems to get pass the body.

I have never used a block plane before so im sure im not doing something right. Any help would be appreciated.


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 12-26-2014 04:48 PM

You know it is a bevel up plane, right?

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Bogeyguy

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#2 posted 12-26-2014 04:48 PM

Take it apart and study it and you will see what needs to be done to get that blade to the working point. Check the underside of the blade where the notches are. You may jst need to scootch up the blade a notch.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Don W

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#3 posted 12-26-2014 07:47 PM

The blade should have holes or notches in it. You can move the blade forward a hole or notch to further it down.

Edit, so move the adjuster all the way up (so the blade is all the way up), and set the blade in the notch so its just above the opening.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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tommyc325

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 07:49 PM

The blade has two holes but seems like it can only fit into the one

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Don W

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#5 posted 12-26-2014 07:51 PM

If its a new plane, call them, http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp?TYPE=STATICLEFT&PAGE=support.htm&LEFT=left_support.htm

If not, post some pictures.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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tommyc325

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#6 posted 12-26-2014 09:15 PM

I attached 4 photos of me assembling the plane. I believe im doing everything correctly but again the blade never is exposed below the body.

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Don W

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#7 posted 12-26-2014 09:40 PM

Can you advance the adjuster all the way down so it hits the casing?

I think you may need to adjust the adjuster. Take a picture of the adjuster when its all the way to the bottom and post it.

If you take it apart, you can change the relationship to the part that moves the cutter to the threads. Its all a matter of how quick the adjuster threads get started in relationship to the threads in the pivot.

I hope that made a little sense anyhow.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Cantputjamontoast

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#8 posted 12-26-2014 11:15 PM

Just from the picture…and I don’t mean to insult….just from the pic.

The brass “advancer” should be in the hole farthest from the sharp end of the iron. The “presently used” hole is for when you have used it for 20 years and ground the blade down.

Looks like a very nice plane, that mouth should allow you to close it up close for end grain.

Please let me know if I am wrong.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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tommyc325

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#9 posted 12-26-2014 11:32 PM



Just from the picture…and I don t mean to insult….just from the pic.

The brass “advancer” should be in the hole farthest from the sharp end of the iron. The “presently used” hole is for when you have used it for 20 years and ground the blade down.

Looks like a very nice plane, that mouth should allow you to close it up close for end grain.

Please let me know if I am wrong.

- Cantputjamontoast

this makes sense but when i move the blade to be notched in the hole furthest from the sharp part of the blade i have no room to detract the blade .

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Don W

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#10 posted 12-26-2014 11:36 PM

I disagree with Cant, you are in the correct hole. You move t closer when you’ve sharpened for 20 years.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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Richard H

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#11 posted 12-26-2014 11:40 PM

Have you tied opening the mouth (opening) up and move the iron (blade) to the 2nd hole? Retract the iron with the adjuster screw as much as you can than see how much of it is protruding below the bed (bottom) of the plane. Advance it till it’s just a hair below the bed than tighten the mouth back up so it’s as tight as possible while still leaving a small gap in front of the iron.

Also check that the adjuster screw is set in it’s little pocket right and the threads move all the way from one end to the other. If it’s not set down so the iron sits firmly and doesn’t rock it will throw off your adjustments or if there is a problem with the threads you might not be able to advance it far enough.

You could also try taking it to a local woodworking store and see if they can help you. They might be hit and miss but someone there will at least be able to help you get it setup.

Hope this helps

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Cantputjamontoast

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#12 posted 12-27-2014 12:32 AM

Don is right. I’m bassackwards.

You have to adjust the threaded rod so it can move forward to the mouth before it bottoms out. I wonder if they ship them that way so they are not shipping irons to be bent and abused before you get it.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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tommyc325

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#13 posted 12-27-2014 04:35 AM

Figured out the issue. The screw in picture 1 needed to be adjusted slightly once fixed everything worked out great. Thanks everyone.

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