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HNT Gordon A55 Smoothing Plane

Regular price $524.99 Sale

This A55 Smoothing Plane is similar to a traditional tote & handle plane with a mechanical adjuster. This suits many woodworkers who are used to this style and like to have an adjuster over a wedge mechanism. A smoothing plane is an essential hand tool for woodworking, as it has the ability to smooth any difficult wood after it has been milled by hand tool or machine.

  • It is 9 7/8” long x 2 5/8” wide x 1 1/2” high.

  • Weighs almost 3.5 lbs.

  • Option of an O1 Tool Steel (O1 TS) blade hardened to RC 62-64 OR a High Speed Steel (HSS) blade hardened to RC 62.

  • Blade pitch of 55 degrees which will be optimum on hard woods or difficult & reversing grain.

  • Blade is reversible to bevel up, effectively creating a blade pitch of 85 degrees, allowing the plane to be used as a scraper. It’s two tools in one!

  • We recommend choosing the HSS if you wish to reverse the blade to bevel up and use the plane as a cabinet scraper, as it will hold its edge longer under heat. However, it will take longer to sharpen.

  • The blade is 3 7/8” long x 2” wide x 1/4” thick.

  • The 40 TPI fine thread screw is for blade depth adjustment (one 10th of a turn gives meaningful change in depth of 0.001"). It also allows you to laterally adjust the blade.

  • The plane body is made from Gidgee, a very dense and stable Australian wood.