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    a question for you knuckle draggers ....

    hi all ,

    ok so i have a #8 bailey that i am in the middle of restoring and ran into a snag ...... the all thread screw that goes into the back of the frog (the one that the adjustment wheel turns on ) is buggered up pretty good. i went and got a small tap and die set thinking i could chase the threads and clean them up . this plan didn't work are these threads different from ordinary ? ACME thread perhaps ? how can i fix this thanks ahead of time for the help
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    not sure!

    but i think they are left handed, which may cause trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim capozzi View Post
    hi all ,

    ok so i have a #8 bailey that i am in the middle of restoring and ran into a snag ...... the all thread screw that goes into the back of the frog (the one that the adjustment wheel turns on ) is buggered up pretty good. i went and got a small tap and die set thinking i could chase the threads and clean them up . this plan didn't work are these threads different from ordinary ? ACME thread perhaps ? how can i fix this thanks ahead of time for the help
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    The threads are more or less unique to Stanley. They seemed to use whatever suited them, without regard to anyone else's standards. You'll find that virtually every other screw - frog, tote, knob, etc. - are also of a Stanley proprietary size, too. Some replacement parts are still available from Stanley. Try calling Lori at 1-800-262-2161, Ext. 55839. She's the 'old plane parts expert there.

    If that fails, Highland Hardware used to have a pretty good stock of parts, too.

    Other than that, maybe get a parts plane or frog from Ebay, but that's always iffy.
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    Just to tag onto what Jim said. There were no official standards for screw threads back in Stanley and Baileys days. I used to have a SPS catalog that was printed in the late 40 or early 50's and even then there were some differences in today's screws. Nothing major but enough I couldn't rely on it when I needed more than general info.

    ISO standards were not adopted till sometime in the 60's. Thats when we officially all got on the same page.
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    hi jim ,

    thanks for that phone number lori was surprised to hear that shes famous . best of all shes sending me the part at no cost at all now that is a surprise in this day and age . thanks again

    next time i will make it a more difficult question ! this place is awesome
    what are you building today ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim capozzi View Post
    hi jim ,

    thanks for that phone number lori was surprised to hear that shes famous . best of all shes sending me the part at no cost at all now that is a surprise in this day and age . thanks again

    next time i will make it a more difficult question ! this place is awesome
    Now I'm jealous! Lori always has charged me for any parts I've ordered thru her.

    Glad it worked out so easily - and cheaply - for you!
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    hi jim ,

    thats ok don't be jealous , its only good if i got the right parts the new adjuster wheel is brass and looks great . unfortunatly the screw that i needed was switched for a part i have never seen on any plane i have ever owned

    i am not going to whine about it though , one more quick phone call is all it will take to make things right. thanks again for the info
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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