Melbourne Tool Company Blade for Low Angle Smoothing Hand Plane 50 degree Bevel

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    Melbourne Tool Company Blade for Low Angle Smoothing Hand Plane 50 degree Bevel MTC-49490

    MTC low angle planes are designed with the bevel of the blade facing upwards when installed in the plane. This low angle design offers you the option to choose between three different blade cutting angles to suit the material and work at hand. This is a great advantage over traditional hand planes where the downward facing bevel is only present to relieve the cut. Take control of your woodworking with MTC low angle planes and blades.

    Three blades for every challenge

    The universal truth about woodworking is that wood is not a uniform material. Wood has grain. Long grain, short grain, quarter grain, end grain and cranky grain. Wood can also be hard or soft, stringy or dense. The point is that wood is not uniform so you need tools that can deal with this. MTC low angle planes are the answer. MTC offers you three blades each with a different cutting angle. These allow you to deal with the variations in wood and technique as required. A very low 25 degree cutting angle for shaving end grain. A middle of the road 38 degree for smoothing. And a high angle of 50 degrees for figured and cranky timbers.

    The 50 degree blade

    The 50 degree blade produces an effective cutting edge of 62 degrees. This very high cutting angle is ideal for smoothing figured timbers where tear out is a problem. Set in the smoothing, this blade is great for working isolated patches of tear out smooth or for shaping delicate decorative pieces made from figured wood.

    M2 High Speed Steel (HSS) blades

    MTC has chosen M2 High Speed Steel (HSS) for the blades. M2 HSS has high abrasion resistance which means it will hold a sharp edge much longer than many other steels. This also means that it may take a little longer to bring up an edge. Don’t worry, you will be leaving your sharpening gear on the shelf for a lot longer too. MTC plane blades are also thicker than the average plane, this eliminates vibration is the cut, ensuring a smooth uniform finish.

    Owner’s manual

    MTC planes are delivered securely packaged in a foam lined cardboard box. Inside is a QR code you can scan to download your comprehensive Owner’s Manual. Visit the Melbourne Tool Company website for additional products, information downloads and video content.

    Brand Melbourne Tool Company (MTC)
    Country of Origin Designed in Melbourne Australia, manufactured in China
    Warranty Limited lifetime
    Plane steel M2 HSS
    Plane blade dimensions 3.4 x 51 x 95mm
    $47.90 (inc GST)
     

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