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    need a lever cap..// it came with a friend:)

    i just got a old 4.5 hand plane that needs a lever cap... its not a stanley. its a Buhl??? so as of right now it is just a user.. the lever cap is 2.25 wide.. if anyone has a lever cap that would work drop me a pm .. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i just got a old 4.5 hand plane that needs a lever cap... its not a stanley. its a Buhl??? .. the lever cap is 2.25 wide.. if anyone has a lever cap that would work drop me a pm .. thanks
    I'll take a look but doubt I have a 2.25" one. The Stanleys, etc. were 2-3/8" but you might be able to grind one down slightly to get the width you need. I'll look tomorrow in my spare parts bin.
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    St James Bay apparently manufactures Stanley Plane replacement parts. A Stanley 4 1/2 lever cap costs $15 on his website. Maybe he will make a custom lever cap for you.
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    The old Stanley 5 1/2s were 2 1/4, the newer ones are 2 3/8s wide. Maybe someone has an older 5 1/2. The Keen Kutter K series 5 1/2 is a 2 1/4 also. If push comes to shove I would think that a 2 inch wide one would work in a pinch, maybe not as well but.

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    2¼" Stanley lever cap inbound to you shortly.
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    thanks jim. and others for your input
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    USPS says Larry got his lever cap, so I guess I can post this now. I sent a couple extras in the box - a Stanley #79, and a statue of Larry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    USPS says Larry got his lever cap, so I guess I can post this now. I sent a couple extras in the box - a Stanley #79, and a statue of Larry.

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    Side rabbet planes can be very handy. I know, as I just used mine yesterday. Don't use them often, but when I do, they are indispensable.
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    yeah some folks have way to much time on there hands,, look at how he boxed this stuff had to find a screw driver to open it and then to my sha grin i had my very own santa doll.. i got big grin and chuckle that would make ol saint nic proud yu got me again jim some day you might be on the receiving end
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