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Bench Dog No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane

Remove the thinnest of shavings with this premium smooth plane—slightly wider and heavier than the No. 4 for more heft.
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Current Price: $147.99 Each Original Price: $199.99 Each
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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. Used skillfully, it can be the final step before finishing, and it also makes a good general-purpose plane. Quality materials, precision machining and solid construction result in a hand plane that's an absolute pleasure to use. The sole is precision ground flat. The blade is made from thick 1/8'' hardened carbon steel for reduced chatter and excellent edge retention. Solid sapele is used for the comfortable tote and knob, adding a touch of elegance. Each plane includes a case, sock, manual and a Certificate of Inspection with measurements specific to your plane for sole flatness and blade hardness.


  • Ideal for surface finishing and final smoothing
  • Ductile cast iron body for superior strength and resistance to impact
  • Adjustable frog lets you narrow the blade opening for fine shavings
  • Easy depth-of-cut adjustment and lateral blade adjustment
  • Solid brass cap iron and threaded fittings for smooth action
  • 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

(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

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Brand Bench Dog
Weight 7.100000
Tech Spec
  • 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
Type Smoothing Planes

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