I recently purchased a used Stanley 9 1/4 block plane at a flea market. I am noticing that the depth adjustment knob interferes with the lateral adjust lever when it is above about halfway up its threads. This creates a "dead zone" in the depth adjustment where I can't achieve a certain depth adjusting the lever or stepping the blade forward a notch.
I'm guessing the problem is one of the following:
- Lateral adjustment lever is bent
- Depth adjust knob is wrong part (Mine measures 1.007" diameter)
Can anyone familiar with the 9 1/4 (or the similar 9 1/2) block plane help me figure out what's wrong? I don't want to start trying to bend the lever until I can confirm it is the issue.
Note that this is different from this question because the possible depth travel seems correct, I just can't use half the depth adjustment range because of interference with the lateral adjust lever.
UPDATE: Just for fun, here are some shavings it's taking now.