I have just bought a Stanley combination plane 45E via ebay. Unfortunately
the instructions are missing. Is there a source where I can get a photocopy
of the original instructions. Also I would like to buy some additional
cutters. Where can I get a list of the cutters once available and is there a
source for secondhand cutters? Thanks for helping
Kai?, That's twice in two days I've heard the name.
Scandinavian/Dutch/Somewhere up in that region we 'Muricans
can never quite identify on a map?
Anyway, enough about you. Stan Faullin is your man. Go to
his Web page and start clicking on the Stanley links. He
has instruction manuals available in PDF form.
UA100, who somewhere in all of this mess probably has a copy
but couldn't lay his hands on it to save the farm...
Here is some information including links to descriptions of all the cutters
and optionial bottoms:
Patrick Leach buys and sells Stanley planes and other good quality
antique handtools so you might email him as to what he has available
for the 45.
I believe St. James Bay Tool Co. sells cutter blanks made out of tool
steel that you can use to grind custom profiles. I visited their
website a couple days ago, but tonight I tried and it's not there.
Hopefully it's a temporary hiccup.
On 5 Oct 2003 14:23:48 -0700, email@example.com (Fred the Red
You will need to cut, file, or slowly grind them if they are low-alloy
high carbon tool steel. If you use a high speed grinder you will
anneal them. IIRC, the annealing temperature for O-1 or W-1 is
about 325 F.
Not knocking the idea, just pointing this out.
If you really are into making your own you can buy O-1 or W-1,
shape it, heat it to the Curie temperature with a torch, quench
it in olive oil or tap water and anneal it in an ordinary oven.
I bought mine off of eBay, the cutters do sometimes show up.
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