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Groz Hand Planes-Low Angle Block Plane

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Low Angle Block Plane Item #: 25792
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Low Angle Block Plane Item #: 25792
No Longer Available
 
Price:
$36.99
Each
Quantity:
Total: $36.99

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Overview

High-quality carbon steel blades hold an edge longer than standard plane blades! Planes are engineered to exact tolerances while maintaining traditional standards of workmanship, design and performance. Choose from the Low Angle Block Plane and #4 Smoothing plane. Honing recommended before use.

  • Blades are 95% carbon steel with a hardness of 58-62HRC. (Hardness Rockwell C)
  • Guaranteed sole flatness to within 0.003".
  • Simple and precise adjustment of plane-iron alignment, depth of cut and throat opening
  • Handles on #4 smoothing plane are hand-rubbed hardwood.

Tech Spec

Technical Details:

  • Blades are 95% carbon steel with a hardness of 58-62HRC. (Hardness Rockwell C)
  • Guaranteed sole flatness to within 0.003"
  • Simple and precise adjustment of plane-iron alignment, depth of cut and throat opening
  • Handles on #4 smoothing plane are hand-rubbed hardwood
  • Honing recommended before use

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Customer Reviews

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Like some of the guys, I...

Robert N from Frankton, IN Posted August 2, 2009
Like some of the guys, I too had to flatten shoe & hone the blade. This was no big deal to do. It will throw a real fine shaving, but it did not perform as well on end grain. Will try different angles on blade to help that problem.

The plane may not be optimal...

Steve P from Las Vegas, NV Posted May 20, 2009
The plane may not be optimal right out of the box. But as with any piece of equipment, you have to fine-tune it. I spent about an hour on the plane to tune it and it works very good. Could not be happier.

Planes are pretty hard to manufacture...

John S from Hamilton, OH Posted February 14, 2009
Planes are pretty hard to manufacture incorrectly. It isn't like they require tolerences as fine as a three mile long cyclotron. Nonetheless, *all* planes require tuning from time to time, and when you buy a user plane you can expect some setup and adjustment. I do not buy expensive planes. It would save on the setup time as, out of the box, they come with a steady blade and they are very flat. This is what you pay for when you drop 300-400 dollars on a plane.Used planes that require some flattening and blade work have *always* given me excellent results. Groz planes have *always* given me excellent results. Yes, they required some flattening and blade work - but it takes just a few hours, and it is like you are paying yourself 150 to 250 bucks to, end the end, get the same result as an expensive plane. As an analogy of what is going on: a few years ago, a shooting magazine wanted to find out if yellow shooting lenses *actually* improved accuracy. They had 50 people go to a range and shoot targets with amber lenses, then asked them to shoot without the lenses. Out of the 50 people, there was *one* who's accuracy declined - and his accuracy declined incredibly so. I really enjoy using my Groz planes - and my Stanleys, and my no-name ones. I keep them tuned. They *always* give me wispy, transparent if need be, shavings. Buy the Groz. Tune it so you learn the plane, then use it regularly.

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