Stanley No. 8 Jointer Plane

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Blog entry by michaelray posted 03-21-2010 02:29 PM 4283 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Stanley No. 8

New (to me) Stanley No. 8 Jointer Plane I picked up on line. No restoration has been done, at least by me, and I’m not sure I plan on doing any. I’ve tested it out but haven’t had time to fully put it to work yet. The one thing I have done is sharpened and slightly cambered the iron which seems to work well. Eventually I would like to replace the irons in my Stanleys with a Hock iron and chipbreaker.

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 02:42 PM

It doesn’t look like it needs much TLC. They are a beast @ 2ft long. Im jealous. I use a #6 like a jointer. It kind of works. But I would like a 7 or 8 when I start build my bench

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 03:02 PM

I picked up a #8 about a year ago. Put in a Hock blade and use it on all of my projects. It takes a little getting used to because of size when jointing a edge but after a couple boards you will have it down to a science. I would do nothing more than give it a good cleaning, wipe it done with some camellia oil and go to town.

-- Marc

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#3 posted 03-21-2010 03:37 PM

i want to get one to finnish my collection but i’m stuck getting record planes right now.

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 04:57 PM

I picked up a #8 on Ebay a couple of years back for $27. It was a pre-lateral and needed a new lever cap; the blade was the original was in need of replacement. It took me almost another year top get the lever cap without paying a arm & leg for it then I replaced the blade with a Hock. I love using mine….. because of the size you get a lot of momentum when using it; you have to get used to that.

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