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As I mentioned a quite a while back, I have an s18 that is incomplete, missing it its throat plate, throat plate knob, and throat plate lever. Now that I have a complete s18, finding the missing parts for the incomplete one is not so important to me. But, I'm curious if a 118 knob will fit the post on the incomplete s18. With a knob, it would be a usable tool, albiet without an adjustable throat. But the single 118 that I have will not relinguish its knob so I can check. Even with padded pliers, the knob is simply locked tight. Its as though someone dosed it with Locktite. The s18 post is larger than most block plane knob posts, but I'm thinking due to both the s18 and the 118 having riveted posts, they may be the same size. Anyone got a 118 with a loose knob, that they can check the post size???
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i can't get the knob off my 118, but it looks like it will fit.
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I wonder why they are so tight?? I'd hate to bust the post getting one off. Or loosen the post from the sole. I guess I should be looking for an old rusty crappy 118 to rob the knob off of.
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Just recieved the 73 buck s18 today. Its actually in better shape than I anticipated. Heres a pic of it.

And...uh...oops, I just sniped another one off ebay. They come up so rarely, I couldn't resist. This one cost me 81 bucks, but was auctioned in tandem with a no. 923 8" Stanley brace, that looks to be in excellent shape. The brace I'm not so jacked about, and if any of you wanna make me an offer on it, have at it. I've got an 8" MF that fills that need.

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Bummer...now I see who I'm bidding against for the 118, s18, a18.
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Were you in on that auction, Terry? That was kinda interesting. Bidding didn't start until real near the end. I think, like myself, people were thinking that the way the brace was presented in the title was keeping the s18 under the radar. I bet he woulda got more money if he woulda just auctioned the s18 by itself. I note theres an auction right now for a s18/a18 duo, at 165.00. Broke down, 82.50 apiece doesn't really seem out of line. But I'm pretty much tapped out for the month, so I won't be buying anything more, unless something comes up that I need for that ghoulish 902 toolbox that haunts me nightly. I had a dream last night that the zig zag rule was on ebay, and my phone froze up 30 seconds before I was gonna take a snipe at it.
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No, I didn't bid, just watching from the sidelines. But, am bidding on a 118 now, and assumed you just outbid me. LOL! Glad it wasn't you; I'll plant a snipe. [wink]

Trying to justify that alum and steel combo just this very minute! Have gone without my expensive coffee for the past month to buy a few planes...not sure how long I can go on 'grocery store' coffee beans.
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Eenie meenie, miney moe.....gourmet coffee...stanley s18......

Seems pretty basic to me. Ya can't make wood shavings with a coffee bean.
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Did someone say #118

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Ohhh snap. You gonna take it out or leave it in there like Nigel Tufnel?

"No. You can't touch it. In fact, just stop looking at it. Just stop."

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Yea/it came home with me.
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Don....I'm curious. Is the knob super tight, immovable, on that one too?
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Wow! You are some high rollers! Lol I can't keep up with you.
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Don....I'm curious. Is the knob super tight, immovable, on that one too?


Yes it is

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Strange. I wonder what the story is with the 118 knobs. Makes me think that maybe Stanley did figure out a way to lock them in place. Adhesive such as locktite? Mechanically, such as locking threads? The knobs look identical, as far as outside diameter and hieght, to the s18 knobs, which, of course, freely turn. Its weird that we don't seem to find any 118s with knobs that will turn.
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