Stanley 78 Rabbet Plane

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    Sandy
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    I just got my rebate plane in the mail and got it un-boxed. I must say I was sorely disappointed in the quality of the plane. Missing pieces which I can produce myself such as washers and screws. But the depth gauge is probably the most irritating. There is a very nicely machined V-grove in the side of the plane in which the depth Gauge slides in but the surface of the gauge its-self is a ruff and is round instead of a V. And there is a round cast on both sides of the gauge which prevents it from nesting against the surface. With some work I can get it in shape and usable but Stanley quality has gone in the trash!

    will not nest due to extra guide

    Movement in guide

    Movement in guide

    guide on both sides?

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