HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
Bargain 1/2" Dado Plane
This Dado plane is selling at a bargain price due to the smal hairline crack seen in the third photo. This has been filled and does not affect the life or function of the tool. You can also see in the photos that there is a small section of sapwood.
This gidgee 1/2" Dado Plane is 230mm long x 28 mm wide x 75mm high. Weighs 0.9 Kg and has a 3/16" thick x 1/2" wide Tool steel blade hardened to Rc 62-64, plus a HSS T1 nicker Blade 1/2" wide with 9mm of useable blade which will last a long time. And the nicker is mechanically adjustable for easy set up.
It has a 60 degrees blade angle skewed at 20 degrees for a smooth finish across the grain or with the grain in cranky wood. Used to make a 1/2" dado (grove) across the grain or with the grain. The precision made nicker ensures a very neat and accurate dado as the wood fibres are cleanly severed when planing across the grain. The plane also has a mechanically adjustable depth stop so you can make the dado to a precise depth.
The plane comes with a complete guide for use and sharpening.