MTC Plane Blade Bench Low-Angle Jack

  • $42.50
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Three blades for every challenge

The universal truth about woodworking is that wood is not a uniform material. Wood has grain. Long grain, short grain, quarter grain, end grain and cranky grain. Wood can also be hard or soft, stringy or dense. The point is that wood is not uniform so you need tools that can deal with this. MTC low angle planes are the answer. MTC offers you three blades each with a different cutting angle. These allow you to deal with the variations in wood and technique as required. A very low 25 degree cutting angle for shaving end grain. A middle of the road 38 degree for smoothing. And a high angle of 50 degrees for figured and cranky timbers. Choose your preferred blade from the dropdown menu above.

The 25 degree blade

MTC low angle planes are supplied with a 25 degree blade standard. Together with the cast bed angle of the plane of 12 degrees, the effective cutting angle achieved is 37 degrees. Using the Jack plane, this bevel angle is perfect for shaving across end grain - the short ends of your wood where you are cutting laterally across the grain. End grain can be tough work without the right gear. Your MTC plane fitted with a sharp low 25 degree blade is the perfect tool for this job.

The 38 degree blade

Available is a 38 degree blade, add the bed angle and you have an effective cutting angle of 50 degrees. This bevel angle is perfect for smoothing surfaces across or along the grain. Set in the Jack plane, this blade is perfect for planing fine edges, chamfering and trimming fitted parts.

The 50 degree blade

The 50 degree blade produces an effective cutting edge of 62 degrees. This very high cutting angle is ideal for smoothing figured timbers where tear out is a problem. Set in the Jack plane, this blade is great for working isolated patches of tear out smooth or for shaping delicate decorative pieces made from figured wood.

Below are the specifications for the MTC Low Angle Jack Plane Blades. To learn more and to download and view the Owner’s Manual, click here!

  • Brand - Melbourne Tool Company (MTC)
  • Country of origin - Designed in Melbourne Australia, manufactured in China
  • Warranty - Limited lifetime
  • Plane steel - M2 HSS
  • Plane blade dimensions - 3.4 x 51 x 110mm

Plane blade & kits SKU’s

  • 25 degrees MTC-49506
  • 38 degrees MTC-49513
  • 50 degrees MTC-49520
  • 38 & 50 degree blade kit MTC-49421-BLK-2