HP-12 Dual Angle Bench Plane

HP-12 Dual Angle Bench Plane
The HP-12 Dual Angle Bench Plane, designed by John Economaki, founder of Bridge City Tool Works, is unlike any other smoother—past or present. This lightweight plane is one of the most versatile and usable planes and may be the only bench plane you’ll ever need!

The body of the HP-12 is 12" (304.8mm) long heel to toe and features a twelve-degree bed and all profiles CNC-milled. The sides are also CNC-milled from 6061-T6 aluminum and anodized for a beautiful and durable finish. Each side is press fit to the sole with dowel pins and retained with cap screws.

The sole and the adjustable mouth on the HP-12 is made from 416 Stainless Steel and annealed for durability. The iron is engaged to the depth adjuster via a pin nut attached to a 0.5mm thread pitch lead screw. One full revolution of the lead screw increases the depth of cut by 0.1mm (0.004”). The lead screw is housed in a split pivot nut turned from solid brass and the result is a backlash free mechanism that is field adjustable by hand. Blade canting can be achieved by shifting the lead screw side to side but in practice this is not as preferable, or as fast, as canting with the fingers through the sides of the plane body.

The HP-12 comes complete with plane, depth skids and two irons.

Sole Length: 12" (304 mm)

Sole Width: 2-3/4" (70 mm)

A2 Iron Width: 2" (51 mm)

Iron Thickness: 7/32" (5.7 mm)

Maximum Thickness Planing Capacity: 1-3/4" (45 mm)

Main Body Size: 12" x 2-3/4" x 5-1/4" (304 x 70 x 133 mm)

Weight: 1.35 lbs (0.611kg)

Weight with Depth Skids = 4.80 lbs (2.175 kg)