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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

Item #
51006
Rating:
76% of 100
Bench Dog® Tools No. 60-1/2 Block Plane Bench Dog® Tools No. 60-1/2 Block Plane Bench Dog® Tools No. 60-1/2 Block Plane Introduction to Hand Planes | Woodworking Tools
Bench Dog® Tools No. 60-1/2 Block Plane

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.

Features:

  • 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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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
Purchased
1 month 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
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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:
Intermediate
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
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Had a similar item for years, decided to get a new one with the sale.
Michael C on Mar 27, 2019
i need one
Bernard M on Mar 23, 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
HUSBAND CHRISTMAS LIST
Ruth T on Nov 23, 2018
Requested by my husband.
Kathi B on Nov 21, 2018
HUBBY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
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
price and frequency of use
Jacob C on Mar 26, 2019
Needed it and was on sale.
Michael W on Mar 14, 2019
What country is the Bench Dog plane made in?
John F on Aug 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: India