If you want to work with wood, then you need good hand planes. This Melbourne Tool Company Low Angle Jack and Block Plane Kit provides you with the two most important planes every woodworker every needs. A fundamental tool kit for anyone loves to work with wood.
Working with hand tools is one of the great pleasures of woodworking. And to do this well, you need good tools. Melbourne Tool Company offers tools that are genuine, accurate and accessible tools designed for the woodworker in you.
Your MTC two plane kit
If you could only ever have two hand planes what would they be? More than likely it would be a Jack plane and a Block plane. Why? Because between these two planes you can complete almost all planing tasks the enthusiast woodworker will ever want to tackle. From planing straight edges, through to flattening wide boards, dealing with tricky end grain or chamfering detail edges. Between these two planes you can do it all.
Plane number 1 - the MTC Low Angle Jack Plane
The first plane in your kit is the MTC Low Angle Jack Plane. This is one of the most versatile tools you can have on your bench. The three different blade types available makes switching between shaving end grain through to smoothing figured timbers a breeze. The easy blade adjustment and shaped timber handles and will make it hard for you to put this plane down.
Plane number 2 - the MTC Low Angle Block Plane
Your second plane is the MTC Low Angle Block Plane. This is an essential tool in any woodworking kit. This plane is also offered with three blade types available making everything from trimming tricky end grain through to chamfering and smoothing figured timbers a straightforward task. Comfortable to hold with one hand or two, you will be reaching for your MTC block plane just about every time you’re at the bench.
Both these planes have their blades set bevel-up in their cast steel plane bed at 12 degrees providing you with a very cool low angle of attack. And because the blade fixes hard down on the plane casting, the blade’s cutting edge is provided with maximum support no matter the terrain.
3 angled blades available
These planes are supplied with a blade sharpened to 25 degrees. Along with the 12 degree bed, you now have an effective cutting angle of 37 degrees - perfect for shaving end grain. Also available are blades ground to 38 degrees suitable for smoothing, and 50 degrees for smoothing figured material. Blades are easily swapped in and out of the planes by removing the lever cap. All MTC blades are made from M2 High Speed Steel. MTC blades are available separately. Visit the MTC Plane Blade pages to purchase additional blades.
M2 High Speed Steel 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.
Easy and precise depth and lateral blade adjustment
These planes both feature an easy to adjust, precise depth and lateral blade adjuster. Twist the knurled knob to set the depth of cut. Slide side to side to skew the blade within the plane mouth. The whole assembly comes apart easily for regular maintenance.
Both planes mouths are fully adjustable. Twist the front handle / knob to release the toe. Use the mouth adjustment lever to set the mouth width opening to suit the work at hand. Close the mouth up tight for difficult figured materials. Open wide to make shavings fast.
Your MTC plane is 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.
About Melbourne Tool Company
Melbourne Tool Company produces genuine, accurate and accessible tools for people passionate about woodworking. To learn more about Melbourne Tool Company visit www.melbournetool.com