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Rob Cosman's Plane AdjuSTAR Mini: Vintage Stanley & Record Version

Rob Cosman's Plane Adjustar Mini
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Rob Cosman's Plane AdjuSTAR Mini: Vintage Stanley & Record Version

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Do you find that using your plane's adjusting knob is a bit difficult? Well we did and decided to fix that by creating our Plane AdjuSTAR Mini knob to replace the original adjusting knob on most of the smaller bench planes.

Our Plane AdjuSTAR Mini is a smaller version of our regular AdjuSTAR but it fits in tight spaces that our regular AdjuSTAR will not fit.

All of our AdjuSTAR Minis are threaded with LEFT HAND threads, which fit the vast majority of vintage planes; however, Stanley and Record did make right hand threaded planes, which our adjuSTAR Minis will not fit on.  You can tell if your vintage plane has a left hand thread if you remove your adjuster knob and then reinstall it.  If it threads on when turning in a counterclockwise motion you have a left hand threaded plane. 

The AdjuSTAR Mini is still larger and much easier to use than the original adjusting knob allowing you to make adjustments to your blade depth setting easily.  Our star design makes it easy for you to reach and turn the adjuster with your fingers and easy for you to reach the frog adjustment screw with a screwdriver. We know you will love our Plane AdjuSTAR Mini.

DETAILS:

  • Made of forged brass.
  • Designed to fit smaller vintage Stanley and Record LEFT HAND threaded bench planes numbers 2, 3, 4, 5-1/4, and 10. Will likely fit other smaller vintage planes but we have not tested them.  
  • WILL NOT FIT any RIGHT HAND threaded planes.
  • Does not fit the new Stanley Sweetheart line of planes.
  • Outside Diameter: 1-7/16 inch outside diameter.

 

 

 

 

Do you find that using your vintage Stanley or Record plane's adjusting knob is a bit difficult? Well we did and decided to fix that by creating our Plane AdjuSTAR 2.0 adjusting knob to replace the original adjusting knob on most vintage Stanley and Record Planes.

All of our AdjuSTARS are threaded with LEFT HAND threads, which fit the vast majority of vintage planes; however, Stanley and Record did make right hand threaded planes, which our adjuSTARS will not fit on.  You can tell if your vintage plane has a left hand thread if you remove your adjuster knob and then reinstall it.  If it threads on when turning in a counterclockwise motion you have a left hand threaded plane. 

Stanley and Record made tens of thousands of planes and the standards of production varies between planes depending on when and where they were manufactured.   In particular, the threads on the adjusting knob rods are quite coarse and sloppy and have a lot of variability.   With the help of our customers we have tested our AdjuSTAR 2.0 on hundreds of Stanley and Record planes and they fit about 98% of the time.

Our Plane AdjuSTAR 2.0 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 2.0

DETAILS:

  • Made of forged bronze.
  • Designed to fit vintage Stanley and Record LEFT HAND threaded bench planes numbers 4, 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2, 6, 7, and 8.  
  • WILL NOT FIT any RIGHT HAND threaded planes, nor Stanley or Record left hand threaded bench planes numbers 1, 2, 3 or 5-1/4. 
    • Does not fit the new Stanley Sweetheart line of planes.
    • Diameter: 1-7/8 inch outside diameter.

     

     

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    Anonymous
    Interesting ideas

    It's fascinating to see what Rob and crew come up with to address and solve problems that have plagued woodworkers for years. He has a common sense approach to these things, but is not afraid to think outside the box!

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    john battle
    Cheaper plane made better

    Solves the clearance issue I had with this hand plane. The hard adjuster problem is much better now.

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    William Traynor
    Mini Adjustar on Stanely #4 Type 11 - an excellent addition

    The Mini Adjustar added to my Stanley #4 Type 11 makes an excellent plane that much better. Type 11 planes have 1" round brass depth adjuster knobs and can be difficult to turn. Adding the Adjustar makes it so easy and precise. A great little smoother just got that much better!

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    Peter
    Compass/Boat Plane

    The AdjuSTAR also fits my StanleyVisctor No 20 Compass Plane.
    Makes adjustment and use much easier.

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    Kermit Chamberlin
    The small one

    I’d ordered the first Adjustar for my #4. It barely worked without dragging. Now I bought 2 of the smaller version. The first one moved to my #5, and I installed the new ones on the #4 and the other on #3. They work slick, especially for a geezer with hand arthritis.

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