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Melbourne Tool Low Angle 12 1/2 deg Block Plane


Stock: Available

Product Code: 23-454

If you want to work wood, you will want a good block plane. This Melbourne Tool Company Low Angle Block Plane is the essential tool in your woodworking kit. A go to tool for anyone loves to work with wood.

Working with hand tools is one of the great pleasures of woodworking. And to do this well, you need good tools. Melbourne Tool Company offers tools that are genuine, accurate and accessible tools designed for the woodworker in you.

Your MTC Low Angle Block Plane

Your MTC Low Angle Block Plane is the essential tool in your woodworking kit. The three blade types available makes everything from trimming tricky end grain through to chamfering and smoothing figured timbers a straightforward task. Comfortable to hold with one hand or two, you will be reaching for your MTC block plane just about every time you’re at the bench. Welcome to the MTC family.

12-degree bed

The blade is set bevel-up in the milled plane bed at 12 degrees providing you with a very cool low angle of attack. And because the blade fixes hard down on the plane casting, the blade’s cutting edge is provided with maximum support no matter the terrain.

3 angled blades available

Your MTC Low Angle Block is supplied with a blade sharpened to 25 degrees. Along with the 12 degree bed, you now have an effective cutting angle of 37 degrees - perfect for shaving end grain. Also available are blades ground to 38 degrees suitable for smoothing, and 50 degrees for smoothing figured material. Blades are easily swapped in and out of the plane by removing the cap iron. All MTC blades are made from M2 High Speed Steel. Visit the MTC Block Plane Blade page to purchase additional blades.

M2 High Speed Steel blades

MTC has chosen M2 High Speed Steel (HSS) for the blades. M2 HSS has high abrasion resistance which means it will hold a sharp edge much longer than many other steels. This also means that it may take a little longer to bring up an edge. Don’t worry, you will be leaving your sharpening gear on the shelf for a lot longer too. MTC plane blades are also thicker than the average plane, this eliminates vibration is the cut, ensuring a smooth uniform finish.

Easy and precise depth and lateral blade adjustment

The MTC Low Angle Block Plane features an easy to adjust, precise depth and lateral blade adjuster. Twist the knurled knob to set the depth of cut. Slide side to side to skew the blade within the plane mouth. The whole assembly comes apart easily for regular maintenance.

Adjustable mouth

The plane mouth is fully adjustable. Twist the front handle to release the toe. Use the mouth adjustment lever to set the mouth width opening to suit the work at hand. Close the mouth up tight for difficult figured materials. Open wide to make shavings fast.

Owner’s manual

Your MTC plane is delivered securely packaged in a foam lined cardboard box. Inside is a QR code you can scan to download your comprehensive Owner’s Manual. Visit the Melbourne Tool Company website for additional products, information downloads and video content.

About Melbourne Tool Company

Melbourne Tool Company produces simple, authentic and accessible tools for people passionate about woodworking. To learn more about Melbourne Tool Company visit