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Steel Y-Lever

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£5.80

Steel Y-Lever

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Quality product but not for Stanley #4 Review by ismail
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I purchased this y-lever because I wanted to fit a Quangsheng blade and a cap iron to my Stanley #4. I think this is not the right product for the job. I would suggest buying GUNMETAL FILE-TO-FIT HANDPLANE Y-LEVER to anyone who is searching for a y-lever to fit their Stanley-Bailey #4, because I had to drill a new hole near the existing pin hole and modify this very much which took some time with a dremel. This is not a very soft steel and has a very nice quality to it, but it also makes drilling and shaping much harder. If you plan to fit a new Quangsheng blade and cap iron to your Stanley #4 (which I recommend for better smoothing experience) do not go with this one. Buy one without a pin hole and easier to shape. All in all, thank you workshop heaven for supplying high quality tools for reasonable prices. (Posted on 09/04/2019)
not perfect Review by Richard
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This was an attempt to improve the backlash my 50 year old bailey No 4. I love the plane and use it a lot.
The hole for the pin needed to be drilled out to 1/8", the lobes are smaller than the slot in the wheel so there is slop, and the lobe part of the lever was too long and pushed the lobe half out of the groove.
I forged the lobes fatter, filed and drilled and it fitted with very little backlash. Close to using my Lie Nielsen.
I might try the type designed for fettling. Or work out how to turn a new wheel. Any suggestions gratefully accepted.
(Posted on 03/12/2018)
Essential for upgrading Stanleys Review by Mike H
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I have upgraded to QS blades and chipbreakers on 3 Stanley Bailey planes (4, 5 and 7) and in all cases this replacement lever was needed. The number 5 could just about function with its existing lever but would not as the blade wore down. Great value, simple to replace, just not exciting!
(Posted on 01/05/2015)
A neccesary upgrade Review by David F
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If you purchase the QS iron and cap iron for your Stanley you will definately need one of these. You will have to grind/file the ends to allow it to fit snuggly into the cap iron. If done carefully it will allow you to reduce some of the backlash on the adjuster. It's a two minute job to replace.
(Posted on 07/01/2015)
Must have for upgrade Review by Mike Watkins
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Does exactly what it says on the tin! Essential if putting thicker blade in an old Stanley or Record.
(Posted on 03/09/2014)

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