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Rockler Expands Bench Dog Hand Plane Line

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has added seven new Bench Dog hand planes and a range of accessories in an expansion of its selection of traditional woodworking tools.

The Bench Dog hand plane line now covers the full process of milling wood by hand.

New models include a No. 7 Jointer Plane for milling boards flat and straight; three models of general-purpose jack planes – a No. 5, a No. 5-1/2 and a No. 62 (low-angle); a No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane; and two types of shoulder planes for refining rabbets and tenons – a No. 92 and a 3-in-1 model that can be converted to a bullnose and chisel plane.

They join two previously introduced Bench Dog planes – a No. 4 Smoothing Plane and a No. 60-1/2 Block Plane.

All Bench Dog planes feature bodies made from ductile iron, which is stronger and more impact-resistant than typical cast iron, and soles machined flat to within a tolerance of 0.0015" to 0.002".

Blades are made from tempered, high-carbon spring steel, and fittings are machined from solid brass. Handles are made from durable sapele wood.

All planes come in a box that can be used for storage, and a fabric storage sock is included with all but the small shoulder planes to provide extra protection against rust and corrosion.

"We got a lot of positive feedback from customers about the No. 4 and No. 60-1/2 Bench Dog models, and we wanted to expand our hand plane selection," said Jessica Stephan, Rockler's vice president of merchandising. "These new additions provide a wider range of high-quality, affordable options for woodworkers who enjoy working with traditional hand tools."

Rockler also has introduced replacement blades and chip breakers, as well as individual storage socks in various sizes.

Prices of Bench Dog hand planes start at $99.99:

  • 51006 No. 60-1/2 Block Plane $99.99
  • 51527 No. 92 Shoulder Plane $99.99
  • 52378 3-in-1 Shoulder Plane $129.99
  • 58837 No. 4 Smoothing Plane $139.99
  • 50258 No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane $169.99
  • 59102 No. 5 Jack Plane $169.99
  • 54865 No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane $199.99
  • 51138 No. 62 Low-Angle Jack Plane $199.99
  • 58682 No. 7 Jointer Plane $299.99

Bench Dog hand planes and accessories can be purchased at Rockler.com or at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, as well as through the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, visit www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.