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43869 ecoyle@c... (eric coyle) 1998‑05‑26 78 and front pressure....
 Paul G. writes:

  I've managed to get acceptable rabbets with a #78.  The
biggest problem I had when using the #78 was getting enough
pressure on the toe of the plane to make it cut.  The plane is
not designed to let you do this easily.  Keeping pressure on the
toe becomes more important as the wood gets harder.  I used a #78
exclusively for a while, but I soon saw the need for a nice
wooden moving filletster.  These are much easier to use
ergonomically.  Also, the skewed iron gives a smoother cut.  To
sum it up, the #78 works OK but you will soon realize there are
better tools for the job.

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There is a non-stanley solution to the problem of front pressure on a 78,
and it's fairly easily accomplished.

You turn a little knob on a square block and cut it off on a bevel and drill
it so that you can mount it in the front blade position using the blade
holding bolt.
Now, you can put more pressure on the front.

The Woden 78oid came with this knob, and it was such a clever idea that I'm
suprised Satanly didn't do it too!!

Now if only those little fences would stay still......

Cowtown Eric


43905 FrankSronce <sroncef@f...> 1998‑05‑27 Re: 78 and front pressure....
The Sargent #79 solves the problem by giving you a
built-in "knob" (a protrusion at the front to hook your
thumb around).  Works better than the Stanley #78
IMHO.  Don't know about the woodie.  It's too hot
in Texas to buy those firewood things.  ;-)

Frank (Fort Worth Armadillo Works)

eric coyle wrote:

> There is a non-stanley solution to the problem of front pressure on a 78,
> and it's fairly easily accomplished.
> You turn a little knob on a square block and cut it off on a bevel and drill
> it so that you can mount it in the front blade position using the blade
> holding bolt. Now, you can put more pressure on the front.
>
> The Woden 78oid came with this knob, and it was such a clever idea that I'm
> suprised Satanly didn't do it too!!
>
> Now if only those little fences would stay still......
>
> Cowtown Eric


43915 ecoyle@c... (eric coyle) 1998‑05‑27 Re: 78 and front pressure....
thats WODEN, not WOODEN. Looks just like the stanley. I've not seen a sargeant.

and I really don't know what country their from, although I have seen a
Woden vise, proported to be from Holland.

Eric

At 07:09 PM 5/26/98 -0500, sroncef@f... wrote:
>The Sargent #79 solves the problem by giving you a
>built-in "knob" (a protrusion at the front to hook your
>thumb around).  Works better than the Stanley #78
>IMHO.  Don't know about the woodie.  It's too hot
>in Texas to buy those firewood things.  ;-)
>
>Frank (Fort Worth Armadillo Works)
>
>eric coyle wrote:
>
>> There is a non-stanley solution to the problem of front pressure on a 78,
>> and it's fairly easily accomplished.
>> You turn a little knob on a square block and cut it off on a bevel and drill
>> it so that you can mount it in the front blade position using the blade
>> holding bolt. Now, you can put more pressure on the front.
>>
>> The Woden 78oid came with this knob, and it was such a clever idea that I'm
>> suprised Satanly didn't do it too!!
>>
>> Now if only those little fences would stay still......
>>
>> Cowtown Eric
>
>
>



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