$129.99 Each
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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 Dog® Tools 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane

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72% of 100

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.


  • 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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3.6 / 5.0
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I like it
Bought it once it was on sale, basically judging by the looks of a plane, positive reviews and price point compared to higher end planes of the same kind.

Out of the box I was not so impressed, nor I was straight disappointed. It came well oiled and well packed. Machining was alright, but not something that made me 'wow'.

After inspecting a blade and doing couple of shavings - clearly the blade was not sharpened properly.

2 hours of flattening the back of the blade and sharpening it made a world of difference. I was able to do very precise fine tuning of tenons. Very clean shavings, good precision, convenient and pleasant to work with.

One downside that I had to buy a hex key to be able to convert the plane to/from 2 additional modes. I think the key should be provided for two reasons:
1. It is essential for mode convertion
2. A key required needs to be long enough. Some people (like me) might not have it (keys I have were not long enough).
September 12, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Shoulder plane.
Versatile, nice heavy feel. Easy to adjust. Sharp right out of the box.
August 19, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
High quality tool.
I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of this tool. I haven't used it yet, but have no doubt that it will perform well.
July 1, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Impressed with my shoulder plane
Great shoulder plane, took it out of the box and a quick honing, I was all set to go. Well machine for the price.
June 28, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
...broke my old one... :-(
Great for cleaning up tenons.
April 19, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
bench dog, 3 in one
You did not provide instruction about unscrewing and detaching and reattaching the front part. Do I use Allen screw driver?
I have not been able to use the three in one. So far I have only used one of the 3.
June 30, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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:
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:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Looking for multi-functional hand plane
Leslie C on Aug 24, 2019
on sale<br /><br />three different functions; shoulder, bull nose, and chisel
James K on Jun 8, 2019
Looking for multi-functional hand plane
Leslie C on Aug 24, 2019
I have some woodworking to do where this will come in handy.
alville on Jun 9, 2019
on sale<br /><br />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 on May 25, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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 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:


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.
How many and what are the thicknesses of the spacers for adjusting throat opening?
James W on Aug 19, 2019