The Stanley 55
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Synopsis: Because of its apparent complexity, the Stanley No.55 Universal Combination plane is often relegated to the collector's shelf, writes Gregory Schipa, who says it's actually an addictive tool.
With a little patience, you can set it up to do the job of any one of a hundred specialty planes; it will duplicate period moldings you simply cannot find in the lumberyards, nor even mill with a spindle shaper.
He details its history and how he came to use and love his.He describes its relationship to some of the planes it replaces and when it's more effective just to grab a router.Then he explains how to set it up, use it in its primary functions, and where to find one.
Side information by T.D.Culver talks about how to restore and use a No.55...