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Forum topic by uMinded posted 09-02-2014 12:03 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2014 12:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plane 5 stanley threads

I was using my #5 Stanley and the rear handle was loose, I gave it a quarter turn and it was tight for a few swipes and loosened up again. Now the threads jump and it can not hold the handle in place at all.

Is there a common solution to this? I was thinking of getting a local welder to braze it into place but that seemed a little to extreme.

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 12:07 PM

Try the welder , im with you on this one

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 12:23 PM

I’d try a hardwood shim or even JB Weld before brazing.

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 01:52 PM

Second vote for JB weld. Or you can use Loktite the version that makes a permanent bond.

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 06:17 PM

loctite form a thread or a replacement insert. Usually the replacement insert involves drilling, tapping, and installing the new insert.

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#5 posted 09-03-2014 11:53 AM

I had never heard of loctite form a thread but we had half a kit at work. This morning it was rock solid so we will se how it holds up. Thanks for the tip!

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