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 62-64ORa 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.