Stanley #45

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Blog series by sfglass updated 06-02-2016 12:43 AM 3 parts 3560 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Aquisition to Present

05-25-2016 04:38 AM by sfglass | 3 comments »

Quite some time ago, fifteen years or better, I picked up a Stanley #45 Combination Plane. Back then I didn’t know anything about Combination planes. The only plane I owned at the time was a small block plane I bought from Sears in the late 70s. I don’t think I paid more than a couple of dollars for the #45, as it was completely seized up. I remember I could only get one of the many screws to turn at all. When I got it home I sprayed it down with wd-40, wrapped it in a towel an...

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Part 2: Cutter screw and wheel removed all I lack is the Tote

05-25-2016 08:06 PM by sfglass | 0 comments »

As the title says I managed to remove the cutter screw and wheel.Gently tapped the pin that engages the knife from the screw then made a tool to push the “keeper Pin” up in the frame to allow the screw to pass through its opening in the frame.Apparently I have maxed out the upload limit on this blog so I will put a link to a drop box file I can share. Still hoping someone has a #45 with the tote removed and can s...

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Part 3: Stanley #45 Tote Removal

06-02-2016 12:43 AM by sfglass | 2 comments »

Tote removal on my Stanley #45.I scoured the interwebs and didn’t find anyone to point me in the right direction regarding removing the tote on my #45. My tote was in good condition but the plating on the frame is flaking off badly and rust has begun pitting the metal where the nickel has come off. I would not be happy with it in that condition and determined that sacrificing the tote, if it came to it, was a price I was reluctantly willing to pay.On the left side of my tote were two ex...

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