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Replacement Cutters For Stanley #50 Plow Plane

by OleGrump
posted 07-13-2017 05:12 PM


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bandit571

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#1 posted 07-13-2017 05:15 PM

nhplaneparts, an ebay store…..should have about any cutters you’d want.

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#2 posted 07-13-2017 05:16 PM

Won’t the #45 cutters work in the #50? I’ve not tried it, but think they would do fine.

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Don W

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#3 posted 07-13-2017 08:45 PM

A set of 6 cutters just sold on ebay for $22. A few others have sold for less that $30. As Bandit said, nhplaneparts has them for about $10, so you could just get wehat you need.

you can also call these guys, https://www.stjamesbaytoolco.com/ I’ve heard they can be slow, but if you’ve already waited a couple of years, I don’t suppose a few more months will hurt.

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#4 posted 07-14-2017 12:38 PM

Thank y’all for the good leads. I’ve finally been able to locate some blades that I need for the #50! Since I have the plane, it’ll be nice to be able to put it to work. (I’m sure y’all understand that position. Beloved Spouse sometimes has difficulty understanding the number of tools in the shop…:-)
Answering the question raised, One would certainly think that “plain” (i.e. straight blade) cutters from a #45 would work in the #50. True, they are the same “plain” cutters used in the #55. Unfortunately, these cutters are too long to fit into the #50 plow plane, which has the rear handle closer to the throat. It would be possible to cut some down to fit the #50, but seeing myself as a custodian of vintage tools, to eventually be passed to another generation, I can’t bring myself to do it.

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#5 posted 07-14-2017 03:34 PM

ah, too long. And totally concur with the ‘don’t cut them’ position. Glad to hear you found what you needed, I really like my #50.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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