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Forum topic by Bill White posted 04-19-2020 04:17 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill White

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04-19-2020 04:17 PM

NO! Not that kind. The one I need is a cap screw for a #51 Stanley spoke shave. As we all know, Stanley used some weird thread sizes for planes, etc. I don’t have a thread size gauge so I can’t be more specific, but the needed screw is a domed head machine screw that holds the cap to the body of the shave.
Anyone have a spare screw or can tell me what size/thread I need?

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#1 posted 04-19-2020 06:19 PM

Most big box or hardware stores have thread guages. Then it is just getting the head style you want.

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#2 posted 04-19-2020 06:28 PM

Ace hardware is very helpful when needing a single screw. They have thread guages too.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 04-19-2020 06:32 PM

If you take your spokeshave to your local hardware store such as Ace, True-Value, Hardware Hank, etc. (not the big box stores). They have a wide range of screws that you can buy one, instead of the package. They have tread sizing gauges you can try on your spokeshave. Or if you ask the service help desk, they’ll help you find a fit. They should have brass, steel and stainless steel screws and bolts that would probably work.

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#4 posted 04-19-2020 07:11 PM

Thread is a 12-24. Total length is 1/2”. It’s a tapered (countersunk) screw with a dome top and slot head.

-- Darrel

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#5 posted 04-19-2020 07:22 PM

Most cities have a bolt and screw store. When I searched for one in you location I came up with 3 in Tupelo if that is close enough. I sure they can provide what you need.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 04-19-2020 09:36 PM

Stanley used some non-standard thread pitches that made the parts of their tools proprietary to them, I would be surprised if you found what you need at Ace Hardware. It wouldn’t hurt to try, if they have it, buy a lottery ticket.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 04-19-2020 10:26 PM

12/24 is a common size, just under 1/4”. Getting the head you want may be the problem. I have a small drawer of 12/24’s.

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#8 posted 04-19-2020 11:13 PM

Bill,

If you want an authentic Stanly part the nhplaneparts on the bay auction site has at least one. It is NOT CHEAP, but it is from a No. 51 Spokeshave and will work!

There may be some available from other sellers.

I have no affiliation with the store, other than I have bought parts from them.

TonyC

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#9 posted 04-20-2020 01:38 PM



Stanley used some non-standard thread pitches that made the parts of their tools proprietary to them, I would be surprised if you found what you need at Ace Hardware. It wouldn t hurt to try, if they have it, buy a lottery ticket.

- bondogaposis

Bondo, this has been my experience as well. More often than not I’ve had my machinist buddy make the parts when I run into a Stanley Gem….. I’ve found that to be the case more on knurled knobs and such. For cap screws I’ve usually been able to find them at a hardware with a good inventory.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 04-20-2020 04:43 PM

A couple of pics because I seem to have a lot of time these days.

-- Darrel

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#11 posted 04-20-2020 06:45 PM

Thanx guys. I’ll head down to the h’ware store when this stuff clears the path.
Just because I have a BUNCH of machine screws doesn’t mean that I have the correct one dang-it.

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#12 posted 04-20-2020 07:26 PM

Bill,
I’ll drop one in the mail for you. Just PM me your address!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#13 posted 04-20-2020 08:14 PM

The kindness will NOT be forgotten. PM sent. Thank you so much.


Bill,
I ll drop one in the mail for you. Just PM me your address!

- poopiekat


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#14 posted 04-20-2020 09:03 PM

It will be on its way by noon tomorrow, Bill. Declared value will be $1 but it will be a gift,so no fees.

These are known as “Oval Head” screws, rounded on top but less pronounced than a round head screw, and the underside of the head fits into a countersunk hole, like a flathead screw. Weird and probably nowhere to be found on a retail level. Another quirky Stanley thing.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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