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Forum topic by tyler posted 04-11-2015 02:22 PM 1140 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tyler

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04-11-2015 02:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley 55 plane parts

Hello everyone. This is only my second post but I’m hoping someone here can help me out. I just picked up a stanley no. 55 that’s almost complete and came with all 4 sets of cutters. Stopped by a little mom and pop antique store and asked about hand planes and that was the only one they pulled out. She wanted $50 but I told her I only had $30 on me so she ended up letting it go for that. Pretty good deal right? The only thing is it’s almost complete. So I am wondering if anyone here has extra parts laying around or one that they never use. I have already been on eBay and found quite a few parts but feel as though some are a little over priced. Some specific parts I am looking for are depth stops with thumb screws, the angle iron with center skate+shoe also with screws, and anything else you might have I might need. I have all the cutters and are in great shape so I don’t need those. Also if you have any tips about the plane you’re more then welcome to share!


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 04-11-2015 02:36 PM

Tyler, you suck, $30 for the cutters alone is insane!!! Wow!!!

I don’t have parts, but the center skate is an oft-missing and expensive to replace part. My .02, suck it up and pay what you must to get to complete. You’ll still be a couple hundred ahead of the game.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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canadianchips

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#2 posted 04-11-2015 03:24 PM

Post pictures of this plane. Maybe we can help you.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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tyler

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#3 posted 04-11-2015 04:02 PM

Haha I know! it looks like they have been in the boxes their whole life so only the top half has a little surface rust. Nothing a little sand paper can’t take care of. It was missing the right fence and handle but I already have that ordered. I will post pictures once I got home from work. It is also missing the slicer/depth stop that goes on the back right of the plane. All the major parts are there just basically the extras that make it actually work good are missing. I am also missing the can stop but I can’t figure out what that is even for.

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#4 posted 04-11-2015 04:04 PM

Sounds like you’ve got a fine tool! Yeah, cam stop is totally non-essential. Looking fwd to the pics!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 04-11-2015 05:15 PM

This place has a handful of things you may need, though they are reproduction. (Page down a little to the 5-6 parts he has for the 55). I have a 45 and need a couple of things from them as well. You stole that plane, quite a gloat. YOU SUCK!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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tyler

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 05:17 PM

Okay I thought so. Every picture I’ve seen online doesn’t have it attached. I’m heading to a flea market today in hopes of either finding some parts (very unlikely) or that next jackpot.

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#7 posted 04-11-2015 05:31 PM

Thanks Fred for that post. I have been on there but would much rather like to keep everything original. I know no one else would even know but I would and that would drive me crazy haha. But thanks for the post!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 04-11-2015 05:35 PM

Word of caution w/ StJBT. If it’s not a stock item, it could take months to get your parts. DAMHIKT.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Tim

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#9 posted 04-11-2015 05:49 PM

Considering the 55 sells for $250-500 when complete with cutters, I’d say you did well enough you can afford to buy the parts you need and still sell it for a profit.
nhplaneparts is the guy most likely to have what you need, and will combine shipping which will save you a lot.
http://stores.ebay.com/newhampshireplaneparts?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

Deycart is the LJ that also sells plane parts right? Anyone know his ebay ID?

Funny enough I just picked up a good number of the parts you need, but they are not in such good shape.

Oh and let me introduce you to an LJ tradition. You suck! Because you got that for a great deal and we all want it.

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tyler

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#10 posted 04-11-2015 06:33 PM

Tim I see you have the center skate there, does it also have the shoe? if its complete and not to bad I would love to take it off your hands. I’m starting to get the feeling that, I SUCK haha. That’s okay, everybody has their good days. Mine was just a little better then most ;)

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Don W

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#11 posted 04-11-2015 08:23 PM

$30? Definitely worth a holy crap, you suck!

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

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tyler

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#12 posted 04-11-2015 08:23 PM

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#13 posted 04-11-2015 08:28 PM

Here you go.








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tyler

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#14 posted 04-11-2015 08:34 PM

Thanks Don! Looks much better

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Don W

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#15 posted 04-11-2015 08:39 PM

You can use the image button, or just add an exclamation point (!) At the beginning and end of the link.

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