HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
Specialty Ringed Gidgee Trying Plane
This ringed gidgee Trying plane (alternatively known as a jointer or jointing plane) has a higher blade angle of 60 degrees for planing hard, cranky timbers. You can also use it as a cabinet scraper by reversing the blade. Smooths long surfaces, and prepares for jointing. It works very well in conjunction with a shooting board.
This Trying plane is 460mm long x 67mm wide x 41mm high. Weighs 1.8 Kg and has a 50mm wide x 6mm thick x 97mm long blade made from High Speed Steel (HSS) hardened to Rc 62. The HSS is ideal if you plan to reverse the plane to bevel up and use it as a scraper on hard timber. It has a 60 degree blade angle for planing or 90 degrees for scraping by reversing the blade to bevel up.
The Handle allows the plane to be pushed or pulled and is removable on a taper.