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Plane Screwdriver
Plane Screwdriver
£10.46 (£8.72 Ex. VAT)

Plane Screwdriver

Code: 210904

  • Makes it easy to remove, replace or adjust cap irons
  • Turned brass collar captures screw head
  • Generous Bubinga knob for a comfortable, secure grip
  • Screwdriver tip durable alloy steel
  • Fits all standard cap iron screws on current and vintage Record and Stanley planes as well as others
  • Made in Canada
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£10.46 (£8.72 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Plane Screwdriver
  • Rosewood Plane Handle Set
  • Veritas Glass Lapping Plate
  • Hermes Self Adhesive Abrasive Film 2,500 grit
Total: £53.84
Description

In Detail

A standard screwdriver never really works well on cap iron screws. By the time you find one with a wide enough blade it's generally a couple of feet long and unwieldy. A narrow blade can mar the cap-screw slot, and there's always the risk that the screwdriver tip will slip out of the slot altogether. This dumpy screwdriver makes it both safe and easy to remove, replace or adjust cap irons. It features a turned brass collar surrounding the tip to capture the head of a cap iron screw up to 21/32" in diameter, and a generous Bubinga knob for a comfortable, secure grip. The slot-style tip is durable alloy steel. It fits all standard cap iron screws on current and vintage Record and Stanley planes as well as others based on them. Made in Canada.

Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

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Ian Phillip

10 August 2016

A little indulgence

Ok, so you likely don't NEED a dedicated screwdriver just for your plane's iron/chip breaker. But if you ever use one of these I guarantee you'll end up wanting one.

I've always kept a particular stubby driver around for this purpose but it's far from a perfect fit. I'm also guilty of using the lever cap as an emergency driver on my older Stanleys – not something you'd want to do with your Veritas or Lie Nielsen planes! As soon as I saw one of these sitting vertically on a friend's workbench I was fascinated, and as soon I used it myself I was sold. It's beautifully made (because Veritas), will never slip or chew your bolt's head, and can be stood upright so it's less likely to roll around and get itself lost.

Go on, treat yourself…
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Peter

9 January 2016

Wonderful!

Have grown tired of rummaging around for a large screwdriver to remove chip breakers from plane irons. This now lives along side of all my bench planes, fits without any problems at all but I hasten to add, I own Lie Nielsen planes so cannot comment as to the whether problems would be experienced as other reviewers have commented on with other manufacturers screws. Did I really need one, if am honest no however, did I really want one, yes I did, and am pleased i purchased one.
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Geoffrey Laycock

1 March 2013

Slot modifying

Last comment I promise!

Using a 1.5mm thick flat needle file the slots on the Clifton screws can be made the correct size so they match other makes and this screwdriver fits.
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Geoffrey Laycock

1 March 2013

Addendum

Today I thought I may owe Keith Baxby an apology as I found the screwdriver would not fit the screw on my No3 Clifton iron/chipbreaker. I don't though.

I compared a screw from a Lie-Neison with a Clifton and I was shocked but not surprised. Having measured several Clifton screw slots the width varied, hence the screwdriver fitted some, half fitted or not at all.

On the LN screw the slot is precision milled so is very accurate with a high quality surface finish. On the Clifton the slot has been produced on a shaper - think router plane for metal and using a blunt blade against the grain and that is what the surface finish looks like, also accounts or the variance in size.. Especially annoying having bought three spare screws!

Sad example yet again of British quality engineering without the quality. On the L N even the screw is made with care!

I'm pleased I stopped buying Clifton.
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Geoffrey Laycock

27 February 2013

Lovely!

Nicely made, brass sleeve allows unfastening of too-tight screws without risk of slipping. I've tried it on original Stanley, Record and also replacement Clifton chip breaker screws and it it fits all. Don't know if Clifton use a different one on assembled planes but all my Clifton chip breaker screws do fit.

Do you need one? No. Should you buy one? If you have planes you have tenderly tuned and sorted, or you've spent lots of pocket money on a new plane, yes, they will appreciate your extra care.

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