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A55 Smoothing Plane

$612.00 AUD
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A smoothing plane is an essential hand tool for woodworking, as it has the ability to smooth any difficult timber surface after it has been dressed by a Jack plane, thicknesser or planer. This smoothing plane is similar to a traditional tote and handle smoothing plane with a mechanical adjuster. This suits many crafters who are used to this style, and like to have an adjuster over a wedge mechanism. Like most of our planes, this smoothing plane has a high blade angle at 55 degrees which will be optimum on hard woods or reversing grain. On timbers that are too hard to plane, you can reverse the blade to bevel up and it will perform as an 85 degree cabinet scraper.

This plane is made from gidgee which is extremely hard and long wearing. It weighs 1.55kg and is 250mm long x 67mm wide x 38mm high. You have the option of a 50mm wide x 6mm thick x 97mm long Tool Steel (TS) blade hardened to Rc 62-64 or a High Speed Steel (HSS) blade hardened to Rc 62. We recommend choosing the HSS if you wish to reverse the blade to bevel up and use the plane as a cabinet scraper, as it will hold its edge longer under heat. 

To adjust the blade there is a 40 TPI fine thread screw (one 10th of a turn gives meaningful change in depth of 0.001"). The adjuster also allows you to laterally adjust the blade.

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Philip M.
New Zealand New Zealand
I recommend this product

Lovely tool

It’s such a joy to just to pick up! The plane fits beautifully into my hands and is so nice to use. Can’t wait to get it onto the next big project.


HNT Gordon & Co.

Thanks a million for your very kind review. We hope you enjoy every second working with your new A55 Smoother!

Boris G.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

*** Smoothing Plane

Its hard to write a review when I bought this item from reading others reviews, already telling of its beauty and capability... If anyone is wanting a wooden plane, HNT Gordons are made with great attention and care as well as the benefits of Australian hardwoods should one choose them. I bought the HSS blade for the work I do, it is almost effortless, and now I want more tools from HNT Gordon.....

Graham W.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

A beautiful plane that does a beautiful job

My go to smoother that just about masters any piece of wood, just kept tearing out on some Zebrano; up stepped the HNT Gordon *** smoother and that difficult grain was immediately tamed. Just a few easy passes and the surface was silky smooth. This is now my smoother to use for final finishing. A fantastic tool. Thank you Terry.

Canada Canada
I recommend this product

*** smooth plane

Best smoothing plane I have used.

Catherine F.
Australia Australia

*** smoothing plane