HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
Specialty Ringed Gidgee Smoothing Plane
This Ringed Gidgee smoothing Plane has a higher blade angle (at 60 degrees) to prevent tear out on hard, cranky timbers. Alternatively reverse the blade to create a 90 degrees cabinet scraper (seen in third photo). It produces the finest shavings for the ultimate finish, with no sandpaper required. The Handle allows the plane to be pushed or pulled and is removable on a taper.
The plane is 210mm long x 67mm wide x 38mm high. Weighs 0.9Kg and has a High Speed Steel (HSS) blade hardened to Rc 62.
Used for final smoothing of any timber surface which has been dressed by a planer, thicknesser or Jack Plane. Used correctly this plane will smooth any difficult timber surface leaving little or no sanding. A cabinet makers work horse.