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A low angle, adjustable mouth and precision machining promise superior performance when trimming end grain and edge grain.

Bench Dog® Tools No. 60-1/2 Block Plane

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An acute bedding angle, finely adjustable mouth opening and top-quality fit and finish combine to create a block plane that makes quick work of adjusting miters, joinery and fitting doors and drawers. The sole is precision ground for flatness right out of the box. Easily adjust the mouth opening to achieve the finest shavings, while minimizing tearout. Since the frog and base are a one-piece casting, and the blade is machined from thick 1/8'' steel, chatter is virtually eliminated. Fine grain castings are on par with many top-of-the-line hand planes. Each plane includes a case, sock and a Certificate of Inspection with measurements specific to your plane for sole flatness and blade hardness.


  • Ideal for trimming and adjusting miters, joinery and fitting doors and drawers
  • Ductile cast iron body for superior strength and resistance to impact
  • Adjustable mouth lets you narrow the blade opening for reduced tearout
  • 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. 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 260600
Weight 2.5500
Tech Spec
  • 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
Technical Documents
Type Block Planes
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no.60 block plane
apperars to be exceptionally well made and held to close tolerances. heaviest blockplane iown now.
September 14, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Benchdog Plane
The Benchdog plane is a high quality tool. I was able to use the plane right out of the box. After using it, I did some cleanup and lightly burnished the blade before storing it away.
April 6, 2019
6 months ago
High quality tool but I lost the owners Manuel and where do l get a another one
High quality tool but I lost my manual, where do l get another one
March 29, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A shop essential
The product was packed well and arrived in good condition. With just a little cleaning of the protectant and a quick sharpening of the blade, I was in business testing it out. It is a high quality tool that performs very well.
July 25, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great value
I was skeptical to drop money on this plane, but I'm really glad I did. Out of the box, it would probably cut fine. I took some time to hone the blade and...wow! nice thin shavings! It cuts great and is a great size. Totally worth the price.

Downside: I do not like the cap iron design. The Wood River block plane did a much better job with the cap iron by making it a lever cap.
March 22, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Seems a decent tool if the user is willing to sharpen/tune it
I was a bit disappointed it the overall finesse of the components and, more importantly the manual's parts breakdown/identification which applied to the larger, generic group of bench planes with zero specifics on this block plane. I still don't know the proper adjustment procedure as it's not addressed.

The included inspection report indicated the sole flat within .0015, which I think good enough, so have not tinkered with that yet. The recommendation that the blade/iron should be honed is an understatement-

According to my (OK, cheap) honing guide the factory grind on the iron was not 25º, but more like the neighborhood of 23º. I was able to dial that in after 15-20 minutes annoyance.

So, many strokes later on a DMT Coarse/Blue at that angle then same on DMT Red/fine then Green/Xtra-Fine, then successive back flattening through those same steps, I had a blade to slice(glide) through a double layer of greasy. solvent contaminated newspaper.

Thus assembled with naught but a pic of the assembled plane, I got the bits back together in (hopefully) their intended order, and progressed to adjustment/trial and testing.

I fiddled with blade projection & mouth opening for 10 minutes or so, trying to understand the relationship of/between all of the parts and finally achieved whisp-ey shavings at a 45º chamfer. Then, after disorderly adjustments of blade/iron depth/projection and mouth opening, I was able to obtain full width (3/4") whisp-ey thin shavings on a piece of cherry. Unfortunately, cross grain efforts produced mostly dust, but a very smooth surface indeed.

Guess I need to seriously square the body of this beast and make a god shooting board.

My first hand plane ever....cherry busted.... yeah hurt a bit, but hopefully leading to wood satisfaction soon. :0
September 4, 2019
2 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Following a procedure I learned at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, I first flattened the bottom of the plane body using 180 grit sand paper and a granite surface plate. Afterwards, I found the blade to not be ground square to the sides, so I reground the blade and sharpened it. Upon installing it back into the plane, I could not get the blade to sit even with the mouth of the plane. Puzzled, I started checking ... and found the bottom of the plane body not to be even close to square with the sides of the plane body. It was not going to ever be a usable tool!

I returned it. To their credit, Rockler promptly sent a UPS return label and refunded the full price -- hassle free!
April 11, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Because it was on sale
Dennis H on Aug 26, 2019
Great price. Quality product.
Bruce B on Aug 21, 2019
Because it was on sale
Dennis H on Aug 26, 2019
Upgrading from a small Stanley block plane that I've had for years.
EEWdad on Aug 25, 2019
Great price. Quality product.
Bruce B on Aug 21, 2019
Needed a quality block plane to build a chest
John H on Aug 4, 2019
Gift for my son!!
Wendy B on May 1, 2019
Had a similar item for years, decided to get a new one with the sale.
Michael C on Mar 27, 2019
price and frequency of use
Jacob C on Mar 26, 2019
i need one
Bernard M on Mar 23, 2019
Needed it and was on sale.
Michael W on Mar 14, 2019
It’s rating
Vern M on Mar 13, 2019
Quality plane on sale.
Bill C on Mar 13, 2019
I like using small block planes! The sale price helped me decide. Thanks Rockler!
Ken K on Mar 8, 2019
Curious- To see if it is any good at its price point. I make hand planed, split cane bamboo flyrods and the more block planes/plane irons I have, the fewer interruptions for sharpening.
Robert W on Mar 6, 2019
I've been in need of a good block plane and I'm glad they went back on sale. If I'm satisfied with the quality and design I'll be ordering another of the planes that bench dog has.
Dave R on Mar 5, 2019
Not sure but looks cool
David M on Mar 2, 2019
One of the three critical planes to have, been waiting for it to go on sale!
stan v on Mar 1, 2019
Gift request
Linda Z on Dec 25, 2018
Foe end grain.
Ken on Dec 16, 2018
A Christmas present for myself. MERRY CHRISTMAS to me.
Brucester on Dec 7, 2018
A special gift for our son who is a wood worker.
Thomas G on Nov 28, 2018
Ruth T on Nov 23, 2018
Requested by my husband.
Kathi B on Nov 21, 2018
JENNIFER H on Nov 20, 2018
Need this size.
David C on Nov 16, 2018
on someone wish list for christmas
Heidi B on Nov 8, 2018
Good reviews and I need to start a quality collection of hand planes.
John O on Nov 6, 2018
Appears a good quality block plane with a reasonable price.
Michael S on Oct 28, 2018
A quality made tool.
Warren C on Sep 12, 2018
Upgrading from a small Stanley block plane that I've had for years.
EEWdad on Aug 25, 2019
Needed a quality block plane to build a chest
John H on Aug 4, 2019
What country is the Bench Dog plane made in?
John F on Aug 3, 2018