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Bench Dog® Tools No. 5 Jack Plane

The ''jack of all trades'' among bench planes—excellent for flattening, squaring and removing mill marks.
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60% of 100

The versatile jack plane is typically the first bench plane to touch rough lumber. Its uses range from flattening and squaring to preliminary smoothing. It is often called a fore plane because it is used ''before'' the finer work of the jointer and smoothing planes. 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 flattening, squaring and initial 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. 5 Jack Plane
(1) Plane sock
(1) Black storage case
(1) Certificate of Inspection
(1) Owner's manual

More Information
Brand Bench Dog
Manufacturer Part Number 250065
Weight 7.0000
Tech Spec
  • Plane Model: No. 5 Jack Plane
  • Plane Weight: 5.95 pounds
  • Sole Flatness: 0.002'' to 0.004'' tolerance
  • Sole Length: 14''
  • Sole Width: 2-1/2''
  • Blade Width: 2''
  • Blade Thickness: About 1/8''
  • Blade Bevel Angle: 25°
  • Blade Bevel Up/Down: Down
  • Blade Hardness: 55-60 HRC
  • Frog/Blade Seat Angle: 45°
  • Tote and Knob Material: Sapele
  • Body Material: Cast iron
  • Blade Material: Hardened carbon steel
  • Lever Cap Material: Brass
Type Jack Planes
3.0 / 5.0
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great value
For the money nothing beats this hand plane. It's well made and has good weight to it.
March 14, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
I bought this out of the store a few months back. Initially it had gouges on the edge of the sole from being dropped before packaging, and had a nick in the trailing edge of the iron throat. Both were distortions that had to be filed and polished before using the tool.
The sole was flat to indicated spec.
The adjustment knob has about two and a half turns of lash, making adjustments tedious.
The yoke for the angle adjustment is plastic - for who knows what reason.
It does have a good weight and with a properly honed iron puts out a respectable chip.
July 12, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
While the [lane appears to be very pretty the machining for the frog seats was not parallel with the sole of the plane. The edge of the iron had been ground at an angle to try and compensate for the bad machining and the back of the iron was no where near flat. I sent it back.
November 25, 2018
1 year ago
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Paul C on Nov 7, 2019
The description seems to fit my needs.
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looking to broaden skills to hand tools
Jacob C on Mar 26, 2019
price and quality
William H on Mar 22, 2019
It is a gift for my husband. It was on his wish list.
Mary M on Nov 4, 2018
Christmas gift for son
Emily I on Oct 15, 2018
The description seems to fit my needs.
Robert A on Nov 2, 2019
looking to broaden skills to hand tools
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