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HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia

A55 Trying Plane

$460.00 AUD
Blade Type

NOTE: We are currently out of stock in gidgee A55 Trying planes, and we won't have stock until early October.  Please contact us at  if you would like to buy one in the meantime as we do have other timber options that we can offer you.

This Trying Plane (alternatively known as a jointer or jointing plane) has an adjustable blade set at 55 degrees - which excels on hard, cranky woods. Alternative use as a 85 degree cabinet scraper by reversing the blade. Used for smoothing long surfaces, and jointing long boards.

This Gidgee A55 trying plane is 460mm long x 67mm wide x 41mm high. Weighs 1.9Kg and has the option of a 50mm wide x 6mm thick x 101mm long Tool Steel (TS) blade hardened to Rc 62-64 or a High Speed Steel (HSS) blade 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.   

For adjustment there is a fine thread screw with lateral movement (10th of a turn gives meaningful change in depth). The mouth is protected by a brass rub plate. Knob and tote handle superbly shaped by Ross Burgess.

Works very well when used on a shooting board.  A cabinet makers work horse.