Bench Dog® Tools No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane
Bench Dog's No. 4-1/2 smoother takes the thinnest of shavings for an exceptionally fine finish. When compared to the smaller No. 4, this plane has a heftier feel, ideal for challenging grain. Its blade is also 3/8'' wider than the No. 4, which works well for edge planing thick lumber. Used skillfully, it can be the final step before finishing, and it also makes a good general-purpose plane. Quality materials, precision machining and solid construction result in a hand plane that's an absolute pleasure to use. The sole is precision ground flat. The blade is made from thick 1/8'' hardened carbon steel for reduced chatter and excellent edge retention. Solid sapele is used for the comfortable tote and knob, adding a touch of elegance. Each plane includes a case, sock, manual and a Certificate of Inspection with measurements specific to your plane for sole flatness and blade hardness.
- Ideal for surface finishing and final smoothing
- Ductile cast iron body for superior strength and resistance to impact
- Adjustable frog lets you narrow the blade opening for fine shavings
- 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. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane
(1) Plane sock
(1) Black storage case
(1) Certificate of Inspection
(1) Owner's manual
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I would have liked the frog to extend all the way to the sole, if you tried minimized the mouth size, the frog overhangs the sole, so the blade isn't fully supported down to the sole.