I just bought a toothed blade for a Stanley #9-1/2 block plane, but
found that it doesn't fit the 9-1/2 I currently have. It seems that
Stanley did a re-design and the new ones use a different blade and
adjusting mechanism, and are designated with the part number 12-138.
These are readily available, but the retail price is around $80, and I
really didn't want to spend that much.
Do any of you folks know of a reliable used-tool emporium that you've
used in the past for this sort of thing? I don't care how bad the plane
looks, as long as it's functional, and I don't even need it to have a
blade. The used tool guy I used to have in Sacramento retired a few
years ago, and so I'm stuck.
Johann von Drachenfels