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05-29-2018 04:24 AM

Found this late model Stanley no. 25 sliding bevel for a few bucks but the original locking lever is missing. Someone put a wing nut and slotted bolt on it but it’s not getting the job done.

Does anyone have the original hardware that came with one of these? Or could at least point me to someone or someplace that might have it? I’m actually not sure exactly what originally came on these or what they look like. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky


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#1 posted 05-29-2018 03:22 PM

My newer one has the same wing nut on it.
My older one tightens on the end…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#2 posted 05-30-2018 08:01 AM



My newer one has the same wing nut on it.
My older one tightens on the end…

- Gentile

Interesting…Does your newer one have a slotted bolt similar to mine?

I was thinking that the bolt on mine is a replacement because there is a hex head shaped hole on one side.

I thought there might have been some kind of short carriage bolt but instead of a square neck it has a hex shaped one. Not sure if there is such a thing. But that would have allowed the blade to be tightened down by just turning the locking lever (or wing nut in this case) like every other sliding bevel rule I’ve ever used.

Hard to find detailed info about the last type of the no. 25 and what changes may have been made to them.

If anyone can shed some more light on this don’t hesitate to chime in.

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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#3 posted 05-30-2018 02:57 PM


I took mine apart and now see what you’re asking…
It does have a weird hex carriage bolt with no slot for a screw driver…
This one is stamped, “Stanley 25 TB”

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#4 posted 05-30-2018 07:27 PM

If I can dig up the pics I made a one wing version out of brass. Made another for a fella in Georgia I believe as well. Not too hard to make. Uses a carriage bolt on the other side.

PM if interested.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 05-30-2018 10:21 PM



I took mine apart and now see what you re asking…
It does have a weird hex carriage bolt with no slot for a screw driver…
This one is stamped, “Stanley 25 TB”

- Gentile


I figured there was something like that. Looking at your photo, your wing nut looks a bit different than mine. My wing nut and bolt are basic 1/4-20 so I have a feeling the previous owner lost the locking lever and bolt and grabbed whatever was sitting around. Not sure what the TB stands for on yours.


If I can dig up the pics I made a one wing version out of brass. Made another for a fella in Georgia I believe as well. Not too hard to make. Uses a carriage bolt on the other side.

PM if interested.

- TheFridge


My grandfather has an old no. 25 sitting on his old basement workbench but it is missing the one wing locking lever. I have just left it sitting there on the bench for now because I suspect, hope, that it is somewhere among the many piles of accumulated stuff that cover the bench. I may get you to make something for me if I can’t find it or a replacement. What size carriage bolt did you use on yours? I tried a few out when I was at home depot the other day but they were too big.

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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#6 posted 05-30-2018 11:02 PM

Mine had a 1/4-20

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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