Ductile cast iron bodies with soles and sides ground flat and square. The cast and polished bronze caps add some heft behind the cutting edges and feel very good in the hand. The adjustable mouths allow for a narrow opening for fine work or a wide opening for taking thicker shavings. The 9-1/2 plane is a great all-purpose trimming tool. It measures 6” long with a 1-5/8” wide blade bedded at 20 degrees. The weight is 2 lbs 4 oz. With its lower blade angle, the 60-1/2 plane is ideal for difficult wood or end grain work. It measures 6” long with a 1-3/8” wide blade bedded at 13 degrees. The weight is 1 lb 12 oz. Made in India.
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Planes Made in India
These planes are made in India by a highly regarded industrial tool manufacturer. We have tested these planes extensively and are quite happy with the fit, finish and overall performance. We like these planes. They are well made and we think they offer a reasonable quality alternative for anybody unwilling to spend the money required for other premium alternatives.