By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

An unusual thread size- Stanley 78 rebate plane

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Robin Graham06/12/2021 00:09:24
907 forum posts
277 photos
Posted by Rob McSweeney on 04/12/2021 17:12:57:

There is currently a 78 fence rod for sale on ebay, £10.00 Buy it now

Thanks for the alert Rob, but I already have the fence complete with rod and screw. If I had needed the rod I would have made it - it's a fairly simple piece, just a 3" length of 9/32" with a 1/4" x 28 (presumably UNF) thread on one end and a cross drilled hole near the other. It's interesting though - at first I thought £10 for such a simple piece was a bit steep, but I suppose it would take me 20 mins per piece on a manual lathe even if I had everything set up. So not such a crazy price.

Martin has very kindly offered me a sample of his 3-D printed stop for evaluation. In the meantime I single-pointed a #10 x 28 brass screw:



It fits perfectly.

Thanks to all for your help with this.



Edited By Robin Graham on 06/12/2021 00:13:02

Robin Graham07/12/2021 00:51:13
907 forum posts
277 photos

I am now the proud owner of a depth stop in Ferrari? red:


I'm impressed by the accuracy of the part - I didn't realise that 3-D printing could do that.

Thanks Martin, I've emailed you.


All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Support Our Partners
JD Metals
rapid Direct
Eccentric July 5 2018
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest