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Stanley 45 Combo Plane Overhaul #7: Does it Really Work???

02-25-2019 04:01 PM by HokieKen | 6 comments »

Well, I guess we know IT works. The plane has been around for over a century. The question was, could I make it work? I haven’t had any time to spend on this guy the past few weeks. All I have left to do is sharpen up the irons. But, I was making a small chisel stand to go on my workbench this past weekend and I needed to plow a groove in a piece of Cherry for the base. I was about to clear off the router table and set it up when it dawned on me that this was exactly the kind of job that made me think having a 45 on hand would be a good idea to begin with. So, I pulled this guy out and took out the 1/4” blade and sharpened it to a 30 degree bevel. I’m not sur...

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