Store Locator
QTY

Get Expert Advice

Return Policy

Bench Dog No. 62 and 60-1/2 Hand Planes

Low-angle jack has an adjustable mouth for both rough and fine cuts—low-angle block plane excels at trimming end and edge grain.
Item #
69927
Rating:
60% of 100

Bench Dog's No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane features an adjustable mouth that can take both rough surfacing cuts and fine smoothing cuts. The blade has an effective angle of 37°, low enough to slice through difficult grain, including end grain. The blade is exceptionally thick for chatter-free planing. 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 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. 62 jack plane is ideal for flattening, squaring, smoothing and shooting end grain
  • 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. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
(1) Bench Dog® Tools No. 62 Low Angle 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 8.8000
Tech Spec

No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane:

  • Plane Model: No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
  • Plane Weight: 4.85 pounds
  • Sole Flatness: 0.002'' to 0.004'' tolerance
  • Sole Length: 13-3/4''
  • Sole Width: 2-1/2''
  • Blade Width: 2''
  • Blade Thickness: About 3/16''
  • Blade Bevel Angle: 25°
  • Blade Bevel Up/Down: Up
  • Blade Hardness: 55-60 HRC
  • Frog/Blade Seat Angle: 12°
  • 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
Discountable No
3.0 / 5.0
4 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
0
2
0
2
0
Good but requires alot of tuning
I recently bought the low angle jack plane and block plane set. I did have a few issues that kinda bothered me with the jack plane. The issues are for the most part cosmetic. Right out the box the block plane was almost ready to go. The blades for both planes were dull but it didnt take to long to sharpen them. The issues i have are mainly with the low angle jack plane. The tote and front knob appeared to be made of different wood as the grain didnt seem to match and the knob was much darker than the tote. Also there was this black grease on the brass lever cap that stained it. I sanded down the handles and polished the brass looks great now. The sole of both planes are plenty flat at about .002. The blade on the jack plane wasnt 90 degrees it tool some time on the stones to fix. The blade also isnt flat i didnt measure it but is has some significant bowing a a small twist is seems. That being said once i sharpened it and tune the plane i didnt seem to notice. Maybe a more experienced wood woorker would notice. Rockler should has tolerances fornthe blades just likenthey do fornthe planes sole. Im really leaving a 3.5 star review i do think these are great planes for the money when you buy the combo set. Mine didnt require a bit of tuning but now that its set up it takes great shavings. I also got a spare blade and it seems flatter than the one that came with the plane thougg its also not perfectly square. For regular price at $200 i would splurge the extra $50 and get lie neilson or a veritas.
Sanded down handles and polished brass parts. Matches better but not perfect
Tote and front knob mismatched
Stained
December 23, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tool.
Great tool. Cutting edge not as sharp as I would of liked it. After sharpening and rubbing it on a leather strip. It cuts even/ consistent shavings.
April 16, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Quality control and design issues
The No. 62 throat opening wasn't square when I received it, looks like the toe piece that slides was not ground square hence no way to correct it via adjustment. The blade adjustment screw assembly rides on a notch cut in the base of the blade, and there were brass shavings where the brass piece is rubbing in this notch and it's difficult to adjust the blade as a result. This configuration will eventually wear away at the brass adjustment wheel. I ended up returning it for a refund and will invest the money in a better quality plane. The No. 60 1/2 plane seemed like a decent little block plane, but I had to return it as well as I bought them as a set.
January 30, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Blade is warped and got a huge chip from a knot
Not having a side to side adjuster is a bit of a pain. When I was testing out the blade on some pine, the blade got caught by a knot and there's actually a pretty big chip in it now. I was surprised that was all it took to chip the blade.
chipped blade
chipped blade
December 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 1 answer
Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I did some research and have been wanting low plane its my first hand plane so i hope it works well
james b on Dec 22, 2019
First planes I've purchased. Recommended by James King at King's Fine Woodworking.
Jeff A on Dec 12, 2019
I did some research and have been wanting low plane its my first hand plane so i hope it works well
james b on Dec 22, 2019
Read positive reviews and needed a good low angle plane
Ben M on Dec 21, 2019
First planes I've purchased. Recommended by James King at King's Fine Woodworking.
Jeff A on Dec 12, 2019
need for edge and shooting board
Gnugs on Dec 1, 2019
Husband requested!
Nicole D on Nov 30, 2019
I chose these set of planes from Bench Dog Tools that from my standpoint of view as a novice woodworkerI I took the advice of the experts on youtube that these two planes are pretty much all you need plus a smoothing plane of a 4 or 4 1/2 in which the latter I've already have made by Woodriver. But first and foremost the sale price, the elegance and the quality of the craftsmanships of these products are very visible to me. Thank you for asking my opinion of why I chose these products. Arnie
Arnold B on Mar 16, 2019
Read positive reviews and needed a good low angle plane
Ben M on Dec 21, 2019
need for edge and shooting board
Gnugs on Dec 1, 2019
where are these made?
ANGELO P on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Made in India
Prop 65 Warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood