reverse thread, or hack job

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  • #329782
    Ronald Kowalewski
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    I’ve got an old union No7, that takes a shallower cut when i advance wheel clockwise, deeper counter. Did someone put the stud in backwards or is this a thing?

    The plane works great after i fetted it!

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    #329827
    Larry Geib
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    It just means you have an older plane – sometime between when Union started in 1900 and when they were bought by Stanley in 1920. ( they were later bought by Miller Falls in 1957)

    Frank Bailey filed for patents for an adjuster lever and for a left hand thread adjuster nut around 1888-1889 and assigned the patents to Stanley. Berfore that, even Stanley planes Had no lateral adjuster and the depth adjuster turned counter clockwise to lower the iron.

    Union used a slightly different lateral adjuster but the left hand thread couldn’t be used until the Bailey patent ran out.

    I have a type 7 number 4 Stanley (1893-98) , the first years they had both left hand thread on the depth adjuster and the improved lateral adjuster covered with three patents, a model all planes were eventually to follow.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by Larry Geib.
    #329846
    Ronald Kowalewski
    Participant

    Thank you for your quick reply Larry. I am really enjoying this forum, and the craft. I feel a connection to these tools similar to that of my musical instruments, specifically accordions. Most of my accordions are over 50yrs old!, some getting closer to 90!

    Protect the line.

    #329848
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    Haha. All of my planes are older than 75 years old. Most are older than 1915. I couldn’t afford new tools when I started.

    Does your plane have “Union” written on the lever cap?

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by Larry Geib.
    #329882
    Ronald Kowalewski
    Participant

    not on cap, on body..

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    #329941
    Larry Geib
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    That’s another indication it was before 1920, when Stanley bought them out.

    #330004
    Harvey Kimsey
    Participant

    I have a Stanley plane that does the same. Completely annoys me because it’s the only plane in my collection that works that way. It’s an older #7 jointer plane.

    #330016
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    Sell it and get a newer one. You will end your annoyance and somebody will get a pre 1888 plane for their collection.

    You might even come out ahead if it’s in good shape or has been restored. A lefty might prefer it.

    It might even be possible to swap the frog, if it’s in the transition era. I see vintage frogs for about $20. Just swapping planes would be surer.

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