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Forum topic by Kent posted 07-05-2016 09:31 PM 2366 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kent

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07-05-2016 09:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wanted looking for scraper plane thumb screw stanley 80

Help! I’ve just fallen into possession of a relatively good condition Stanley 80 scraper plane. Unfortunately, the thumbscrew to adjust the depth of cut is too short! Someone replaced this screw:

with another like one of these:

Does anyone have a replacement 28 tpi #10 thumb screw that is long enough for this?

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.


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bandit571

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 09:47 PM

Go to Ebay, look up a store run by nhplaneparts.com…......Eric might have one…..they are the same as the depth stop thumbscrew on a Stanley #78 plane. Or, a Stanley #45..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 10:00 PM

if the thumbscrew is 7/32 inch dia that should be a BSF (british standard fine) thread

on ebay today search ” Stanley No. 81 Scaper Lever Cap Tension Screw ” theres at least two available if thats the part you need
( i dont know the difference between the 80 & 81 models

update … Stanley #80 Scraper Lever Plate SCREW for No. 80 (12-080) Cabinet Scraper is also there on ebay

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Kent

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#3 posted 07-07-2016 01:33 PM

Thanks for the response guys. I haven’t been on ebay for so long that I couldn’t even recover my profile, so fixing that was the first step. Concurrently, I worked on following up your leads. I have a question in to nhplaneparts and I hope to have a solution, soon.

The previous owner of my 80 replaced the blade adjusting screw with another screw like the ones used for the blade clamp.

Here you can see the difference that should exist between the screws.

The problem is the shoulder on the screw that I have prevents it from protruding through the base and pushing against the blade properly. Oops, no blade adjustment!

At about $20 per screw (delivered to Canada), I want to be very certain that I’m ordering the correct part; I don’t want a $200 scraper plane ;-)

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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jrbastien

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#4 posted 09-20-2020 09:51 PM

Hi Kent,

Did you ever find your screw? If yes, I was wondering if you would be willing to sell me your extra thumbscrew if you still have it.

I recently bought a Stanley #80 and one of the thumbscrew had been broken in the body of the scrapper. I tried to drill it out without success so I will also need a special tap 10-28 but I’m willing to have it restored properly.

Like you, I don’t want to turn it into a $200 scaper plane and having a screw shipped from the US on Ebay is now $48 USD!

-- JR

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Kent

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#5 posted 09-21-2020 01:38 AM

JR – Somehow I got one of the correct thumbscrews to complete my#80, but for the life of me I don’t remember how. I’m also pretty sure that I would not have just chucked out the old screw. Alas, that doesn’t mean that I can find it right now. I’ll have another couple of looks in the next few days through the disaster zone that I’m currently calling a shop.

Even if I do find the screw for you, the tap will still be outstanding. Dang. I will surely beat that $48 by a lot if I do find it, though.

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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jrbastien

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#6 posted 09-21-2020 01:55 AM

Thank you for looking for it. BTW, to avoid any confusion, I’m looking for the shoulder one just like the 3 you had originally. I found some pretty cheap tap on Ebay. The taping job should not be a problem.

For now I will just use a smaller bolt and a nut for the plate as I won’t decide on the thread until I find a decent screw.

-- JR

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Kent

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#7 posted 09-22-2020 01:35 PM

Found it. Switching to PM…

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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jrbastien

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#8 posted 10-11-2020 03:10 PM

Kent’s screw made an happy guy. Thank you Kent.

Still learning how to use this tool. I have to admit I managed to make a few nicks on a maple table top I am building.

Also I think I curled too much the burr as it was hard to catch the wood.

-- JR

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#9 posted 10-11-2020 05:47 PM

JR – I’m glad that you have what you need.

I’ve been somewhat overwhelmed lately (new workshop slab gets installed in a week, working on a sewing layout table for the wife and preparing for a move to the new shop) so I haven’t had a chance to work on sharpening any of my blades. I’m looking forward to being set up in the new shop and being able to review this video by James Wright again. I’m sure that it will help my results; it may help yours.

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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