Steel Y-Lever

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£5.80

Steel Y-Lever

5.8
When installing a 3mm thick iron into a plane designed to take a 2mm thick one, the original Y-Lever sometimes isn't long enough to reach through and engage the cap iron.

The tab on this Y-lever casting is larger and the through hole smaller than the replacement Record and Clifton ones that we sell. It can therefore be filed and drilled to fit the majority of planes perfectly.

Many manufacturers intentionally use weak materials for the Y-Lever so that it will fail first if the plane is adjusted with the lever cap set too tight.

This Y-Lever casting is made from unhardened steel so it is a little more robust. Naturally this places greater onus on the user not to over-tighten the lever cap.

Customer Reviews

Written by: Mike H
Rating
5
Essential for upgrading Stanleys
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!
Written by: David F
Rating
5
A neccesary upgrade
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.
Written by: Mike Watkins
Rating
5
Must have for upgrade
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Essential if putting thicker blade in an old Stanley or Record.
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