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Posted on Cap Iron for Millers Falls 85 (Will One From A Stanley 78 Work?)

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GlenintheNorth

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#1 posted 12-19-2016 12:39 AM

Hey if you haven’t found a proper cap, remember that MF also made a model of that plane for Craftsman. I have both the MF and the Cman, and they are flat-out identical. Fit, finish, same. The only thing different is the name stamp.

Make sure you can see the oval cartouche that the Millers Falls name is normally stamped in on the right side on the donor plane. If the donor has that same shape as your 85, it’s the right one and not the freakishly similar Stanley 78.

I have a replacement screw, but not an extra cap…that I am aware of, anyway.

Incidentally, that screw is the same screw in the #95 weatherstrip plane, and the 9 1/2 and 10 1/12 scrub planes. The other three are pretty rare.

-- MFia-made man. But that doesn't mean I don't dig my 45. Minneapolis/St. Paul, burbs.


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