View Full Version : Stanley #75 Bevel Question
12-23-2004, 01:14 PM
Is this little guy used bevel down or bevel up? I received it from the seller bevel up, and I've seen some images on the internet with the bevel both ways. With the bevel up, the cutting angle's going to be really high, so I'm guessing it's used bevel down...?
12-23-2004, 01:34 PM
The rule of thumb I was taught is . . . if it can go bevel down, it should.
FWIW, the Blood and Gore page shows it bevel down.
12-23-2004, 02:30 PM
Yep, what Mark said. That is a great little plane. It is hard to get adjusted just right, so once you do, don't mess with it till you have to sharpen the iron.
Being able to remove the nose is real nice, but the nose is really all but useless as it sits a bit higher than the sole, so it can't help you but pressing the wood fibers down in front of the blade. That being the case, don't concern yourself with getting it set up close to the iron.
12-23-2004, 03:09 PM
I just realized that installing the blade bevel down shows the "Stanley" logo on the top of the blade. Until I cleaned the blade, I didn't even realize there was a maker's mark on it. :)
Just finished lapping the sole (it was really out-of-flat) and the back of the blade. I started sharpening the blade and it looks like the blade was crowned. I don't think will make sense for me to keep the crown if I want to use the blade for getting into the corners of rabbets and tenons.
12-23-2004, 08:16 PM
Yep, the crown has to go.