HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
Bargain Gidgee Jack Plane
This gidgee Jack plane is only a bargain due to being an older style model that fits 4mm wide blades rather than the 6mm wide blades we currently use. This plane comes with a straight blade for smoothing, and a camber blade for roughing work.
If you don't have a mechanical jointer to dress your boards, a jack plane/scrub plane is the ideal tool for taking a rough sawn board to the point where it can be dressed with a trying/smoothing plane to achieve a flat surface.
It has a blade angle of 55 degrees for planing hard, cranky timbers. Alternate use as a 85 degree cabinet scraper by reversing the blade. It is 300mm long x 67mm wide x 38mm high. Weighs 1.3Kg
This plane has no brass insert in the mouth as it is not required for the task it performs.