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Bench Dog No. 5-1/2 and 60-1/2 Hand Planes

Includes a No. 5-1/2 jack plane for flattening and removing mill marks, plus a low-angle block plane for trimming end grain and edge grain.
Item #
62635
Rating:
90% of 100

The versatile jack plane is typically the first bench plane to touch rough lumber. This is the No. 5-1/2 version, which is slightly larger and heavier than the No. 5—ideal when you need more heft to get through challenging grain, or more blade width for edge planing thick lumber. Solid sapele is used for the comfortable tote and knob. 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:

  • Jack plane is ideal for flattening, squaring and initial smoothing
  • Block pane 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. 5-1/2 Jack Plane
(1) Bench Dog® Tools No. 5-1/2 Jack 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 10.8500
Tech Spec

No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane:

  • Plane Model: No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane
  • Plane Weight: 7 pounds
  • Sole Flatness: 0.002'' to 0.004'' tolerance
  • Sole Length: 14-3/4''
  • 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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Dad was so surprised
My Mom had be order this combo pack for my Dad for Christmas and he we is so happy and excited ! He can not wait to get home to use them on another one of his beautiful projects he has done.
December 30, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Good Plane for the money
The sole was found to be flat out of the box, along with the inspection form signed. The blade on the other hand was very dull and needed both polishing/flattening on the back, along with sharpening. 5 minutes later on a sharpening stone, it was producing very nice shaving, in the .001 to .002 thickness. VERY good plane for the price.
January 15, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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A Christmas Gift for My Dad . He needed a new plane for his ventures in furniture making and other adventures in woodwork .
Megan T on Dec 9, 2019
My power planer is only 20" wide,
Mary H on Feb 17, 2019
A Christmas Gift for My Dad . He needed a new plane for his ventures in furniture making and other adventures in woodwork .
Megan T on Dec 9, 2019
You say it’s great. We’ll see
Perley C on Mar 1, 2019
My power planer is only 20" wide,
Mary H on Feb 17, 2019
You say it’s great. We’ll see
Perley C on Mar 1, 2019
which plane is better; the #5 or the #5 1/2?
David A on Dec 5, 2019
Bench Dog Tools® No. 5-1/2 and 60-1/2 Hand Planes
Bench Dog Tools® No. 5-1/2 and 60-1/2 Hand Planes
Bench Dog® Tools No. 5 Jack Plane
Bench Dog® Tools No. 5 Jack Plane
BEST ANSWER: Depends on what you are doing. Longer (5 1/2) may not sound like much, but makes it harder to smooth a board since it rides on more high areas. I find 5 works better, and can be used to smooth outside curves if needed.
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