Rob Cosman's Plane AdjuSTAR
Do you find that using your WoodRiver or Lie-Nielsen plane's adjusting knob is a bit difficult? Well we did and decided to fix that by creating our Plane AdjuSTAR adjusting knob to replace the original adjusting knob on most WoodRiver and Lie-Nielsen bench planes.
Our Plane AdjuSTAR is larger and much easier to use than the original adjusting knob allowing you to make adjustments to your blade depth setting easily. Our design makes it easier for you to reach and turn the adjuster with your fingers and easier for you to reach the frog adjustment screw with a screwdriver. We know you will love our Plane AdjuSTAR.
- Fits WoodRiver bench planes numbers 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2, 6, and 7. (WILL NOT fit number 1, 3,or 4).
- Fits Lie-Nielsen bench planes numbers 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2, 6, 7, and 8. (WILL NOT fit number 1, 3, or 4, or 5-1/4).
- Requires removal of handle to install (see installation video).
- Not designed to fit any other plane brands.
- 1-7/8 inch outside diameter.
My WoodRiver 5-1/2 is now a dream to use. It works great.
I purchased the AdjuSTAR for the WoodRiver plane and it works great. I'm a novice at using a plane, with the brass wheel I would often stop and change my grip to make adjustments, with the AdjuSTAR I can make adjustments while keeping the plane in motion and without changing my grip.
Per your instructions I sent back the malfunctioning Adjustar as it didn’t fit the Lie Nielsen threads. It’s been a couple months now and I haven’t heard anything or received a replacement. Can you please let me know the status of the replacement? Thanks, Jim
A blessing for arthritic hands!!
I have had no issues using the stock knob. However, I wanted to try the AdjuSTAR. It certainly makes it easier to turn, but it also allows for much more of a fine grained adjustment. Well worth it!