Fix for a scrub plane blade that slips after 3-4 strokes?

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Forum topic by BenR posted 03-29-2013 02:15 AM 781 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2013 02:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plane scrub slip

Hello everyone,

I recentlly bought a Stanley Scrub plane on ebay. It is of the earlier type without the T. When I first got it, I set it up and grabbed a 2×4 and tried it out. Great, I thought, everything working as it sould. Last night, I finally got around to cleaning it. Just to make sure the blade was extended enough, I tried to scrub plane some maple. After 3-4 strokes, the blade slips. I even used pliers to screw the lever screw down as much as possible. It is too late to return this item. Is there anything I can do? New screw? What is going on. Any help would be appreciated.


-- Ben in Va

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 02:49 AM

Well first make sure the area that the blade and the bed contact are clean and free of oil. Second lightly run a file over the area to make sure there are not any burs or bumps preventing it from making full contact. If that is not working look at the back of the lever cap and make sure the area that comes in contact with the blade is flat and clean and run it over some sand paper and make sure you have a shine along the edge.

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