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Barry B

hi Tom,
i don’t have a #45 , but all the stanley planes that i have, use a 12-20 thread for the knobs and totes. the bolts mainly have a rolled thread rather than a cut thread, but a cut thread works fine. i found a #5 at a flea market with a broken tote and a missing screw and got it for $20. i have a metal lathe so i made the missing screw from some brass i had laying around. i found 12-20 taps and dies at victor machinery in michigan, but the shipping was more than the parts. 1/4 -20 taps, dies and allthread rod are more available if you want to drill out and rethread. (stanley purists should ignore that last sentence)
as always …..check on ebay for some stanley knobs and bolts