old stanley bed rock #605

  • 06 Aug 2017 10:51 PM
    Message # 5015766

    i recently received my very first hand plane,  an old stanley bed rock #605,  from a Vietnam veteran friend of mine.   It was very neglected and rusted to hell so i spend some time restoring it.   It was also missing the chipbreaker and blade... which i took from a 2nd plane he gave me that is has the brand name "master mechanic" on the lever cap.    I attempted to sharpen the blade and fix up the chipbreaker but i must be doing something wrong because when i try to use the plane it instantly gets clogged between the chipbreaker and the blade.   I spent some more time trying to fix the chipbreaker but i cant seem the eliminate that small gap to stop it from getting clogged.   At this point im pretty positive i messed something up bigtime...   should i get a new chipbreaker and blade?  or is there a way to fix what i screwed up?



    *edit*   Is there any way to get an image to show up in my forum post?

    Last modified: 09 Aug 2017 3:48 PM | Ryan
  • 07 Aug 2017 5:11 AM
    Reply # 5016163 on 5015766

    I would get a new blade and chip breaker regardless. Keep the old one just for keepsake purposes, but these plane work sooooo much better with a HOC(pretty good), or Pinnacle(excellent) blade and chip breaker combo.

  • 07 Aug 2017 8:58 PM
    Reply # 5017398 on 5015766

    sounds like a plan.  should be able to afford one after the 1st of next month.

  • 08 Aug 2017 1:19 AM
    Reply # 5017684 on 5015766

    before i go ahead and order a blade and chipbreaker combo next month,  i want to be sure i'm ordering the right one...   would this be the one? https://www.woodcraft.com/products/matched-chip-breaker-and-blade-set-2-w-for-stanley-handplanes-4-and-5

    Unless i'm misunderstanding,  the Stanley No 605 = a Stanley No 5,  right?

  • 08 Aug 2017 5:37 AM
    Reply # 5017963 on 5015766

    That is my understanding

  • 08 Aug 2017 11:32 AM
    Reply # 5018658 on 5015766

    That is the same blade and chip breaker I have on my bedrock 605.  Do know that because of the thicker blade, you may need to file the mouth of the blade slightly so that it will fit. This isn't a big deal, and there are instructions with the blade when you get it.  Mine works as well as any of the new planes I've purchased.

  • 08 Aug 2017 4:47 PM
    Reply # 5019473 on 5015766
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)

    Hi Stephen, at one time I offered Hock blades for sale on my site but in two years I never sold one.  I have a bunch still in the package.  I will see if I have a 2' breaker to go with it and if so I will make you an offer you cant refuse!  cheers

    email me if you like at rob@robcosman.com

  • 08 Aug 2017 5:01 PM
    Reply # 5019501 on 5015766

    Rob, I am all set, but Ryan (the original poster) is likely interested!  I suspect that is who you meant when offering a deal on the Hock blades.

    I am quite happy with my IBC blades. 

  • 08 Aug 2017 10:29 PM
    Reply # 5019927 on 5015766

    man,  that would be sweet!  i sent an email off to rob.   Thanks for all the help guys!

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