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
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
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WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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2 months ago
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.
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
2 weeks ago
I returned it. To their credit, Rockler promptly sent a UPS return label and refunded the full price -- hassle free!
5 months ago