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Posted on Type 2 Sargent frog replacement question

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#1 posted 02-04-2017 02:42 AM

Thanks! Your site has been a big help. That’s how I know to expect (won’t know til it gets here) thinner iron on the bottom than later versions. Except for less iron at the mouth, the underside of the frogs look compatible. I won’t make any decisions until I have it in hand. When it arrives I’ll post a couple shots for the archives.

You may not be driving prices as high as your detractors claim. I got this for eleven bucks—possibly because it was listed as a Stanley 418 because of a replacement blade. The bottom 2/3 of the tote is definitely rosewood. The top third might have been in the same collision that took-out the back of the frog. I hope the guy didn’t say what I would have.

I got a VBM 414 a couple years ago that also had a Stanley iron. I had to file the screw slot a touch wider to keep the ball end of the lateral from binding. A five-minute job but it wasn’t a drop-in replacement.

Cheers, sh

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