Late Type Stanley no 4 Lever Cap

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Forum topic by Fezz posted 11-12-2018 03:52 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2018 03:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stanley lever cap plane

I just picked up a newer Stanley no 4 plane (I estimate type 20) and found the lever to be missing a piece to my eyes. In particular the thin metal shim on the posterior that the cam makes contact with before the chip breaker. This piece which is present on all my other Stanley’s is not present. I don’t own any other planes of this era though, and curious if the lever cap is broken or if they just altered the design in the later years.

Second question would be, if it is missing, will this effect functionality at all?


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#1 posted 11-13-2018 09:43 AM

That’s the way it came. It’s typically on a handyman or similar made plane.

It will work as it is.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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