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#1 posted 08-01-2016 02:37 PM

On the Defiance Stanley (1961era) you can crimp that “whale tail” adjuster closed, and straighten the lever a bit

The Blue Stanley is a Handyman 1204 with the wrong lever cap. Mark an arc on the back side of the cutter at an 8” radius, grind to the line to make a cambered edge. You can then use the Blue as a scrub plane.

The Craftsman block is missing a part. These used an eccentric lever. A pin hold the eccentric to the plane in that small hole behind the knob. You loosened the knob a bit, swung the lever left or right, to change how open or closed the mouth opening is. ( on Ebay sells the levers) Change the green to black, and it is a Sargent Co. made plane.

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