I finally found the correct screw. It is a #10-28.
Although it is not a standard UNC or UNF thread, apparently it is a thread type that is used in facets and airplanes.
eBay has a few options. One seller is making brand new custom made #10-28 thumb screws. Look for THUMB SCREW – 10-28 THREADS. I installed it in my Stanley 45 and it fits…[Read more]
[quote quote=439502]Good information! Thanks. I never figured out the thread type conclusively. Whatever it is, it is not standard.[/quote]
I did try matching it up to every screw I had in my toolbox. As you said it is definitely not a modern UNC/UNF. It is definitely not compatible with UNC 32 (e.g. #8-32), although it’s close. I don’t have a…[Read more]
I know this is an old thread, but I have the exact same problem locating the same screw on my Stanley 45 type 12.
Here are my findings.
I found that the adjusting screw from my Stanley 54 spokeshave fits perfectly. So I can borrow that screw for now.
I also found that the thread/diameter is identical to the short screws on the tongue/sash…[Read more]