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03-12-2009 02:17 AM

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I have a 1910 or so stanley #4 that I’ve cleaned up. When I put in a new Lie Nielsen Iron, the frog does not slide far enough back to allow the blade to fit through the throat. I took everything apart while cleaning so I know its at the limit. Is taking a bit out of the casting (3/16 or so) comen/ nessesary for this upgrade?


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#1 posted 03-12-2009 03:54 AM

c’mon, someone must have dealt with this before

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 04:01 AM

the problem could be you bought an iron for their planes (0.140” inch thick). They sale irons especifically for Stanley-Record like your (0.095” inch thick)

The other option is to return it and get a Hock Iron.

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 11:25 PM

I got the replacement type, so thats not it

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#4 posted 03-13-2009 03:50 AM

Is the problem the iron hitting the back of the mouth or that the frog will not move back far enough? (I only have ones going back to the 20’s and have not had a problem with the Hock Iron. They will not fit with the bevel up. Make sure the bevel is down towards the frog.) Your estimate of 3/16 makes me think you have the iron upside down as that is thicker than the thickness of the Hock Blade.

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#5 posted 03-16-2009 06:11 AM

I ended up filing a little bit of the frog away allowing it to slide back on the bed. Now she works great! (bevel down of course)

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#6 posted 03-16-2009 09:18 AM

;^)

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