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A low bedding angle and adjustable mouth let you take the aggressive cuts of a jack plane and the fine shavings of a smooth plane.

Bench Dog® Tools No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane

Item #
51138
Rating:
80% of 100
Bench Dog® Tools No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane Bench Dog® Tools No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane Bench Dog® Tools No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane Introduction to Hand Planes | Woodworking Tools
Bench Dog® Tools No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane

Bench Dog's No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane is among the most versatile planes available. Thanks to its adjustable mouth, it can take rough surfacing cuts and fine smoothing cuts equally in stride. The 25° blade is set bevel-up at a low bedding angle of 12°, creating a total effective angle of 37°. This low attack angle slices through difficult grain, including end grain. The blade is exceptionally thick for chatter-free planing. 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 3/16'' 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.

Features:

  • Ideal for flattening, squaring, smoothing and shooting end grain
  • Ductile cast iron body for superior strength and resistance to impact
  • Adjustable mouth lets you narrow the opening for fine shavings
  • 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. 62 Low Angle 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 250090
Weight 6.2500
Tech Spec
  • Plane Model: No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
  • Plane Weight: 4.85 pounds
  • Sole Flatness: 0.002'' to 0.004'' tolerance
  • Sole Length: 13-3/4''
  • Sole Width: 2-1/2''
  • Blade Width: 2''
  • Blade Thickness: About 3/16''
  • Blade Bevel Angle: 25°
  • Blade Bevel Up/Down: Up
  • Blade Hardness: 55-60 HRC
  • Frog/Blade Seat Angle: 12°
  • Tote and Knob Material: Sapele
  • Body Material: Cast iron
  • Blade Material: Hardened carbon steel
  • Lever Cap Material: Brass
Technical Documents
Type Jack Planes
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Would, actually have, purchased more bench dog players since this one.
Took me a minute to get used to it, but one I did, I’ve really enjoyed this plane. It’s sturdy and well built.
March 25, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
No. 62 Low Angle Jack Review
I started using a hand plane after my power bench plane stopped working and to avoid making noise and use so much power. I found this one was an awesome plane and worth every penny on the tag. Next, I am getting Hand Plane Jointer - no. 7.
Using 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
Using 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
March 18, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
A Quality No 62 Hand Plane
Although made in India, the quality is exceptional. The extra thick blade is appreciated. It is half the price of a Lie-Nielson, but does the same job very well.
December 1, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love it
Waited a long time to pick one up. Loving it.
November 30, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
New #62 hand plane
I was very pleased with the quality of this item...it is well made. I haven't got to use it much yet, but I did find the blade adjustment difficult to get to. This is inherent with the design of the tool, otherwise I am pleased so far.
.... D. L Yager
August 27, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Iron Not Square
Iron is not square. I will call as the other customer did. Sole has pitting. See what they say about that as well. Purchased back in Nov. 2018
Pitting
Not Square
January 14, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great looking plane, just not exactly as described
I recently took delivery of this item after ordering it during a 20% off sale. I don't use hand tools too often, so I thought I might try and save a few dollars with a new brand/product. As always, Rockler's customer service is EXCELLENT. My order was processed and shipped promptly; moreover, my concerns and issue were addressed and resolved without delay.

I've given this review a 3-star rating because the item that arrived in my package was blemished with scratches on both sides. While these scratches should not affect the overall performance of the plane - and I'm sure I would add my own scratches over time with use - I was dissapointed to find them on a brand new item. Additionally, the product description quotes a sole flatness tolerance between 0.0015" and 0.002". However, the included paperwork quoted a range of 0.002" and 0.004" with mine registering at 0.003. I know these are all very tight tolerances, but the item is not as described and (as of this review) the product description remains. The included blade looks great.

I have no doubt that this plane will would have performed well and I encourage those looking for a good quality plane at a lesser price than those of LN or LV to seriously consider these. That being said, expectations for "out of the box" quality need to be aligned accordingly. This is a beautiful plane that was made in India.
Well within the specifications listed here, but does not match the advertised description.
Well within the specifications listed here, but does not match the advertised description.
December 10, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Blade not square, but great customer service
I was getting really frustrated trying to get it to cut correctly. Then I checked to see if the blade was square. Not so much (see pictures).

That said, Rockler's customer service was great, and they're sending me a new blade. I'll update my review from a 3-star to 4-star if it works when I get it.
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November 16, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
disappointed
Finally an affordable plane, but very disappointed after opening it. Large imbedded unremovable thumbprint on the gold portion. After removing grease from the sides with mineral spirits, there appeared a brownish stain that would not polish off.
Bench Dog quality control was not up to par. Hopefully other units are not like this . . . . even at sale prices.
I was also curious why this unit was shipped to me from the return center???? Has it already been returned by another buyer?
Rockler refunded my purchase but it still cost me $14 postage.
March 27, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I saw it at a Knife Making Workshop, was impressed, 20% off, ring it up!
Christopher H on Mar 8, 2019
HUBBY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
JENNIFER H on Nov 20, 2018
I saw it at a Knife Making Workshop, was impressed, 20% off, ring it up!
Christopher H on Mar 8, 2019
I am a member of The Hand Tool School in Maryland and was recommended to Rockler for good quality hand tools.
Larry W on Feb 1, 2019
HUBBY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
JENNIFER H on Nov 20, 2018
Always wanted this plane, so when it went on sale, I got it.
Donald L on Nov 11, 2018
Good reviews and I need to start a quality collection of hand planes.
John O on Nov 6, 2018
I am a member of The Hand Tool School in Maryland and was recommended to Rockler for good quality hand tools.
Larry W on Feb 1, 2019
Always wanted this plane, so when it went on sale, I got it.
Donald L on Nov 11, 2018
The description says the blade is hardened carbon steel. Is this O1 or A2 steel?
Blagtoof on Oct 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hardened high-carbon steel (HCS) is neither O1 nor A2, which are both "tool steel" alloys. HCS doesn't contain the exotic alloying metals, such as traces of vanadium or molybdenum, so it isn't quite as hard as the alloy tool steels, but it does have a finer grain structure. This means that you can actually achieve a sharper edge in HCS than it is possible to achieve in A2 or O1, because the crystalline structure of the tool steel alloys is coarser than HCS. In practice, I prefer A2 tool steel blades for "heavy duty" work, while I have found HCS is better at producing those whisper-thin shavings when I use it in my smoothing planes. In any case, when you buy a "good" hand plane, no matter the brand, you should expect to also buy at least one "spare" replacement blade at the same time. Having a spare can save tedious re-sharpening in the middle of a job, and you can tune the edges on different blades to use for different types of work. (This is especially true of blades for a bevel-up jack plane!)
Is there a toothed blade for this plane?
Kraftsman on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not seen one available, but the blade is essentially the same as the ones on the original Stanley #62, with a groove at the back that fits over a lip on the adjustment knob. A quick search online should bring up at least one source for toothed blades that fit the old #62.
I just received mine and I can’t get it to cut. No matter how far open I have the mouth, I can’t get the blade down far enough to protrude past the sole. Did anyone else have this problem? Or is it something I’m doing wrong?
Brandon F on Mar 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Opening and closing the mouth is a function of how thin a shaving you want, it doesn't move the iron down into the path of the wood. Rotating the round screw (rotating adjusting nut) right in front of the handle (tote) will lower the blade (iron). You may have to loosen the screw (chip iron thumbscrew) slightly for everything to move.