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Rockingm69

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#1 posted 04-25-2018 01:59 AM



The Stanleys have a hole for the adjuster pivot
pin. You ll never find a Sargent adjuster but you
may be able to fit a threaded knob to the hole
and adjust it. The Stanley adjuster is a stamped
steel thing. The Sargent adjuster is a cast bronze
thing. Be grateful you have the sole plate.

FYI, I bought my Craftsman for $5 on ebay. I knew
I wanted a knuckle cap and this style isn t as
popular as the Stanley style. There are reasons
for that you d discover if you used both but if you
never tried the Stanley you wouldn t have complaints
about the Sargent.

I m not an expert. I m just looking at the pictures and
it s jogging my memory.

- Loren

Thanks for the info. I have thought about trying to make the slide adjuster but I don’t think it will be bronze. Hopefully I can find the depth adjuster now that I know it’s a Union. Any idea how old it’s is?


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