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Bench Dog No. 60-1/2 Block Plane


A low angle, adjustable mouth and precision machining promise superior performance when trimming end grain and edge grain.
Item #
51006
Rating:
88% of 100

An acute bedding angle, finely adjustable mouth opening and top-quality fit and finish combine to create a block plane that makes quick work of adjusting miters, joinery and fitting doors and drawers. The sole is precision ground for flatness right out of the box. Easily adjust the mouth opening to achieve the finest shavings, while minimizing tearout. Since the frog and base are a one-piece casting, and the blade is machined from thick 1/8'' steel, chatter is virtually eliminated. Fine grain castings are on par with many top-of-the-line hand 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:

  • Ideal for trimming and adjusting miters, joinery and fitting doors and drawers
  • Ductile cast iron body for superior strength and resistance to impact
  • Adjustable mouth lets you narrow the blade opening for reduced tearout
  • 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. 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 260600
Weight 2.5500
Tech Spec
  • 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
Type Block Planes
4.4 / 5.0
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Nice block plane.
March 15, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very accurate. A joy to use!! Thanks
February 29, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Amazing tool, dull blade when received but that was expected, who doesn’t sharpen their blades? It is essential so that was not a big deal, works beautifully
February 8, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I like its capabilities as well as fit and finish
January 20, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
60-1/2 block plane
It is my favorite plane and highly recommend it. Excellent blade steel. It is also very attractive. I can't think of anything else to say but great plane
January 18, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is a beautiful, well made tool. You get what you pay for.
December 6, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Nice Plane!
This plane is a great bang for the buck. Works and looks awesome.
November 30, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent value
Very good plane for the price
November 23, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very well made and packaged.
September 20, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
no.60 block plane
apperars to be exceptionally well made and held to close tolerances. heaviest blockplane iown now.
September 14, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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Necessity
Joachim W on Mar 23, 2020
Needed a new block plane and this looks like a quality one.
Chris C on Mar 7, 2020
Necessity
Joachim W on Mar 23, 2020
I need a good quality block plane for various tasks in the wood shop
STEVE D on Mar 21, 2020
Needed a new block plane and this looks like a quality one.
Chris C on Mar 7, 2020
good price
Thomas B on Mar 5, 2020
Need good low-angle block plane, this looks like a heck of a deal for a quality tool.
Roger on Mar 1, 2020
Need a new one
TIMOTHY A on Feb 29, 2020
To fill a missing need in my shop and the adjustable throat.
Barry on Dec 23, 2019
My son is becoming an avid furniture builder and requested this for Christmas.
Patricia B on Nov 27, 2019
Replacement block plane.
Pat on Nov 21, 2019
Good review in Fine Woodworking. Good quality for price. On sale.
Mark F on Oct 29, 2019
a good quality product at a reasonable price
richard r on Oct 29, 2019
Because it was on sale
Dennis H on Aug 26, 2019
Upgrading from a small Stanley block plane that I've had for years.
EEWdad on Aug 25, 2019
Great price. Quality product.
Bruce B on Aug 21, 2019
Needed a quality block plane to build a chest
John H on Aug 4, 2019
Gift for my son!!
Wendy B on May 1, 2019
Had a similar item for years, decided to get a new one with the sale.
Michael C on Mar 27, 2019
price and frequency of use
Jacob C on Mar 26, 2019
i need one
Bernard M on Mar 23, 2019
Needed it and was on sale.
Michael W on Mar 14, 2019
It’s rating
Vern M on Mar 13, 2019
Quality plane on sale.
Bill C on Mar 13, 2019
I like using small block planes! The sale price helped me decide. Thanks Rockler!
KEN K. on Mar 8, 2019
Curious- To see if it is any good at its price point. I make hand planed, split cane bamboo flyrods and the more block planes/plane irons I have, the fewer interruptions for sharpening.
Robert W on Mar 6, 2019
I've been in need of a good block plane and I'm glad they went back on sale. If I'm satisfied with the quality and design I'll be ordering another of the planes that bench dog has.
Dave R on Mar 5, 2019
Not sure but looks cool
David M on Mar 2, 2019
One of the three critical planes to have, been waiting for it to go on sale!
stan v on Mar 1, 2019
Gift request
Linda Z on Dec 25, 2018
Foe end grain.
Ken on Dec 16, 2018
A Christmas present for myself. MERRY CHRISTMAS to me.
Brucester on Dec 7, 2018
A special gift for our son who is a wood worker.
Thomas G on Nov 28, 2018
HUSBAND CHRISTMAS LIST
Ruth T on Nov 23, 2018
Requested by my husband.
Kathi B on Nov 21, 2018
HUBBY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
JENNIFER H on Nov 20, 2018
Need this size.
David C on Nov 16, 2018
on someone wish list for christmas
Heidi B on Nov 8, 2018
Good reviews and I need to start a quality collection of hand planes.
John O on Nov 6, 2018
Appears a good quality block plane with a reasonable price.
Michael S on Oct 28, 2018
A quality made tool.
Warren C on Sep 12, 2018
I need a good quality block plane for various tasks in the wood shop
STEVE D on Mar 21, 2020
good price
Thomas B on Mar 5, 2020
What country is the Bench Dog plane made in?
John F on Aug 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: India
What is the angle of the blade bed?
R M on Feb 21, 2020
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