I picked up an old Stanley 140 which is in quite good shape except for the iron. It
is so deeply pitted over such a large area that
I'd have to grind away most of the useable length to get to good metal. Ron Hock
informs me that the #140 is one of the few plane
irons he can't reproduce because of the configuration of the teeth on the back of the
I notice that Craftsman Studio has #140 blades by Lie-Neilsen. Does anyone here know
whether that iron is compatible with the
Stanley 140. I know LN makes a 140 style plane and that opens the question of
compatibility. I have a query in to Craftsman Studio
on the subject but thought someone here might be able to give me the answer a little
I also have a query in to Stanley about the availability of a "stock" blade for this
style plane. There's nothing in their parts
catalog that looks close, but ...
So, if anyone has any ideas on a source for a Stanley #140 replacement iron, I'm all
ears (or eyes, as the case may be).
Wichita, KS USA