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Forum topic by Kent posted 07-05-2016 09:31 PM 1644 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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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#1 posted 07-05-2016 09:47 PM

Go to Ebay, look up a store run by…......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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#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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