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Install the long extension for a shoulder plane, the short extension for a bullnose plane, and no extension for a chisel plane.

Bench DogĀ® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane

Item #
52378
Rating:
66% of 100
Bench Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane Bench Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane Bench Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane Bench Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane Bench Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane Bench Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane Introduction to Hand Planes | Woodworking Tools
Bench Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane

For fine-tuning tenons and cleaning up corners, rabbets and other joinery elements, reach for the Bench Dog 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane. The plane includes two nose pieces—one long, one short—both of which are removable for conversion to a chisel plane. The 1'' blade is a hair wider than the full width of the plane body, ensuring clean, sharp corners without leaving a ridge. Like our other Bench Dog planes, both the fine iron castings and the blade are precision ground flat. The sides are machined perfectly square with the sole. Each plane includes a storage case and Certificate of Inspection with measurements specific to your plane for sole flatness and blade hardness.

Features:

  • A shoulder plane, bullnose plane and chisel plane in one versatile tool
  • Install the long nose piece for a shoulder plane
  • Install the short nose piece for a bullnose plane
  • Remove the nose piece altogether for a chisel plane
  • Depth of cut is microadjustable with the precision brass knob
  • Polished lever cap is contoured to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand
  • Includes shims that let you vary the size of the mouth opening

(1) Bench Dog® Tools 3-In-1 Shoulder Plane
(1) Black storage case
(1) Certificate of Inspection
(1) Owner's manual

More Information
Brand Bench Dog
Manufacturer Part Number 250270
Weight 2.9500
Tech Spec
  • Plane Model: 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane
  • Plane Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Sole Flatness: 0.002'' to 0.004'' tolerance
  • Sole Length: 6-1/8''
  • Sole Width: 1''
  • Blade Width: 1''
  • Blade Thickness: About 1/8''
  • Blade Bevel Angle: 25°
  • Blade Bevel Up/Down: Up
  • Blade Hardness: 55-60 HRC
  • Frog/Blade Seat Angle: 19°
  • Handle Material: Brass
  • Body Material: Cast iron
  • Blade Material: Hardened carbon steel
  • Lever Cap Material: Brass
Type Shoulder Planes
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This is a great plane. Its heavy but just right. It changes into other specialty planes which makes it even better. It cut well right out of the box, but it cut much better after a quick sharpening and set up. I glad I bought it.
June 23, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
...broke my old one... :-(
Great for cleaning up tenons.
April 19, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I haven't used it but, at first impression I don't regret the purchase.
Received my 3 n 1 shoulder plane yesterday. It was well packaged and covered in protective oil. The sole was flat to its stated tolerances. The sides were very close to 90° to the sole. Only a paper thickness of light showed through a certain spots in the middle of the height of the plane. The casting was rough at spots, but overall the fit and finish if what you would expect for the price. Some areas on the plane were grind into shape leaving marks showing the grinding. I will have to hone the blade and see how ot performs. To give a good review. Saw this though and thought it looked familiar. https://youtu.be/kLsSaKILQh4
August 8, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
So-so plane
I bought one of these in store because of the 20% off. It does what I want it to do. But the machining on this plane leaves a lot to be desired. If you’re just looking for something to fine tune tenons it’s ok, but this tool made in India is not for you if you are looking for a mid to high end plane.
November 11, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I wanted this to live up to the advertisements
I bought this quite a bit ago after looking at it a bunch. Rough machining, the blade is worthless, super fiddly - once you start swapping out the noses - getting them perfectly in line again can be easy or can be best left for later - I regularly experience the latter. As a hand tool user I use 100 year old Stanleys, current other high ends including the direct competition in the retail market all with great success - this is just an expensive paperweight. Hopefully the newer ones more well made as this is just fancy looking.
June 15, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Expected Better
First, I concede that for the price I got what I paid for. In use I find the depth adjustment very coarse and not smooth at all. The brass rubs against the blade and you can see filings wearing off at the contact point. Second, the blade is wider than the bed so depending on which side of the tenon or rabbet I want to plane I have to reposition the blade to that side so it's flush with the side. I had to file the opening on the blade wider so that I had room to adjust it to get it square with the mouth. The bed is not quite square to the sides so I'm either going to take it to a machinist friend or plan on getting some fettling exercise staring at various grades of sandpaper.
May 9, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Has Faults
Overall the machining is decent, although as noted by other reviewers, it is not high quality. One point is that although the shoulder plane attachment has pins to keep it aligned, on the bullnose attachment the pins are cut flush and are therfore useless for alignment. Also, as noted in other reviews the sides and the sole are not quite square with each other. These issues do not matter much in a plane of this price as they can be ignored during normal planing. My main and most serious gripe is that the blade does not bed properly. As a result when the edge is square to the sides of the blade, the blade cannot be installed in a way that it will cut parallel to the sole. The design of the plane simply prevents this. I could not see any obvious reason for this misalignment, but I finally ended up grinding the blade edge at a skew to get it almost parallel. Obviously this is a marginal approach as the blade now slants across the mouth, but it makes decent cuts. Overall, I would not recommend this plane because of this issue.
January 14, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have some woodworking to do where this will come in handy.
alville on Jun 9, 2019
I need to shave the shoulders time to time and this plane looks will help me a lot instead of using my chisels all the time and upcoming Farther day gift for me with family blessed approval.
Slava on Jun 7, 2019
I have some woodworking to do where this will come in handy.
alville on Jun 9, 2019
on sale

three different functions; shoulder, bull nose, and chisel
James K on Jun 8, 2019
I need to shave the shoulders time to time and this plane looks will help me a lot instead of using my chisels all the time and upcoming Farther day gift for me with family blessed approval.
Slava on Jun 7, 2019
Need it for some bench making/tendon work.
Philip J on Jun 4, 2019
Clean up tenons and clean edges of drawer guides
MATTHEW A on Jun 3, 2019
My husband wanted it.
Veronica M on Jun 2, 2019
I like the weight and quality of the Bench Dog #4 1/2 and Block plane I just received and this looked like a needed accessory for making corners clean and true
Charles H on Jun 2, 2019
Need a shoulder plane. Seemed like a good price and a versitle tool. Figured it was worth a try.
David A. F on May 25, 2019
need.
Loel G on Mar 26, 2019
To refine mortise and tenon on live edge furniture
Mary H on Feb 17, 2019
Foe a new project.
Abdol E on Jan 30, 2019
Birthday
tina landers E on Dec 18, 2018
This Is a Gift for my husband. He spoke about wanting one, so he is going to get is for Christmas.
Kelly F on Nov 20, 2018
Don't have a shoulder plane and often needed one!
Friedhelm L on Nov 20, 2018
HUBBY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
JENNIFER H on Nov 20, 2018
Present for my dad
Dana A on Nov 18, 2018
A good price for a tool that will help improve the precision of my work.
David H on Nov 6, 2018
Good reviews and I need to start a quality collection of hand planes.
John O on Nov 6, 2018
Versatility
Todd B on Nov 4, 2018
This small tool should help. Hand chisels sometimes just cut too deeply. Now, I should be able to dial in the depth of cut.
Jeffrey C on Sep 23, 2018
MY HUBBY WANTED THIS FOR CHRISTMAS, BUT I WANTED TO GIVE IT TO HIM ON IS BIRTHDAY, BECAUSE HE IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!!
PAMELA R on Aug 7, 2018
Looks to be well made and great value. Time will tell, but I feel pretty good about my other Bench Dog purchases and hope this one will be the same.
Bruce S on Aug 4, 2018
on sale

three different functions; shoulder, bull nose, and chisel
James K on Jun 8, 2019
Need it for some bench making/tendon work.
Philip J on Jun 4, 2019
I have not found directions in the box on how to convert from a shoulder plane to a chisel or rabbet plane. Are those directions
available on line? If so, what is the url? If not available on line, can someone offer the instructions/directions?
Statia M on Nov 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The best place to go for information is the Rockler webpage for the shoulder plane:

https://www.rockler.com/bench-dog-tools-3-in-1-shoulder-plane

Midway down this page you will be able to download a Bench Dog manual for their Planes. This document is more of a sales guide than a how-to manual, but does contain some generalized setup information.

There are several images at the top of this webpage that illustrate the several configurations of the shoulder plane. There were no direct how to instructions given.