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Bench Dog No. 4-1/2 and 60-1/2 Hand Planes


Includes a No. 4-1/2 for smoothing challenging grain, plus a low-angle block plane for trimming end grain and edge grain.
Item #
66405
Rating:
100% of 100

Bench Dog's No. 4-1/2 smoother takes the thinnest of shavings for an exceptionally fine finish. When compared to the smaller No. 4, this plane has a heftier feel, ideal for challenging grain. Its blade is also 3/8'' wider than the No. 4, which works well for edge planing thick lumber. The block plane features an acute bedding angle and finely adjustable mouth opening—ideal for adjusting miters, joinery and fitting doors and drawers. The frog and base are a sturdy one-piece casting. Both planes have blades machined from thick 1/8'' steel for minimal chatter, and are precision ground for flatness. The fine grain castings are on par with many top-of-the-line planes. Each plane includes a case, sock and a Certificate of Inspection with measurements specific to your plane for sole flatness and blade hardness.

Features:

  • No. 4-1/2 smoother is ideal for surface finishing and final smoothing
  • Block plane is ideal for trimming and adjusting miters, joinery and fitting doors and drawers
  • Easy depth-of-cut adjustment and lateral blade adjustment
  • Solid brass cap iron and threaded fittings for smooth action
  • Ductile cast iron body for superior strength and resistance to impact
  • Sole of plane and back of blade are flat to tight tolerances
  • Blade and sole are treated with a protective layer of oil
  • Certificate of Inspection included for each tool
  • Minimal setup and tuning required before use

No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane
(1) Bench Dog® Tools No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane
(1) Plane sock
(1) Black storage case
(1) Certificate of Inspection
(1) Owner's manual

No. 60-1/2 Block Plane
(1) Bench Dog® Tools No. 60-1/2 Block Plane
(1) Plane sock
(1) Black storage case
(1) Certificate of Inspection
(1) Owner's manual

More Information
Brand Bench Dog
Manufacturer Part Number
Weight 9.6500
Tech Spec

No. 4-1/2 Smooth Plane:

  • Plane Model: No. 4-1/2 Smooth Plane
  • Plane Weight: 5.73 pounds
  • Sole Flatness: 0.002'' to 0.004'' tolerance
  • Sole Length: 10-1/4''
  • Sole Width: 3''
  • Blade Width: 2-3/8''
  • Blade Thickness: About 1/8''
  • Blade Bevel Angle: 25°
  • Blade Bevel Up/Down: Down
  • Blade Hardness: 55-60 HRC
  • Frog/Blade Seat Angle: 45°
  • Tote and Knob Material: Sapele
  • Body Material: Cast iron
  • Blade Material: Hardened carbon steel
  • Lever Cap Material: Brass

No. 60-1/2 Block Plane:

  • Plane Model: No. 60-1/2 Block Plane
  • Plane Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Sole Flatness: 0.002'' to 0.004'' tolerance
  • Sole Length: 6-1/4''
  • Sole Width: 1-5/8''
  • Blade Width: 1-3/8''
  • Blade Thickness: About 1/8''
  • Blade Bevel Angle: 25°
  • Blade Bevel Up/Down: Up
  • Blade Hardness: 55-60 HRC
  • Frog/Blade Seat Angle: 15°
  • Handle Material: Brass
  • Body Material: Cast iron
  • Blade Material: Hardened carbon steel
  • Lever Cap Material: Brass
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I was very pleased when these planes arrived. Immediately you could see the big difference from these to the Stanley #4 smoother I have and the Stanley block plane. They are considerably heavier.
June 2, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Well worth the price … well pleased with the plane.
April 1, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Great tool
Nice grip great quality nice finish
December 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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My son has one and it works great!
DAVID P on Feb 17, 2020
Not ready to commit to high end premium, wanted to still start off with good quality
Brandon S on Mar 2, 2019
My son has one and it works great!
DAVID P on Feb 17, 2020
Needed to upgrade my old planes and the price is right
Charles T on Dec 10, 2019
Not ready to commit to high end premium, wanted to still start off with good quality
Brandon S on Mar 2, 2019
Recommended by woodworking articles
Arthur S on Dec 24, 2018
Needed to upgrade my old planes and the price is right
Charles T on Dec 10, 2019
Recommended by woodworking articles
Arthur S on Dec 24, 2018
Is the blade A2 or O1 steel?
isupointzero on Dec 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is no direct info on steel type. I speculate it likely is A2 steel. It’s published as high carbon steel blade. It’s not hard to sharpen and holds a edge well. I am sure if you wanted to up grade blade they be inner changeable as long as they were close to same thickness.
Where are these planes built? Where are the parts sourced? Are the parts all built in the same facility? I’m looking to evaluate if saving the 50 dollars over a premium plane is worth buying this plane.
Edward M on Mar 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These planes are manufactured in India; the quality is good; they are sturdy and my husband has used one once; he was very satisfied with the plane.
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