No 60 1/2 Adjustable Mouth Block Plane


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The Stanley No 60 1/2 was introduced in 1902 and made until the 1980s. It was their most popular block plane.

Our tool is exclusivley hand sand cast in Manganese Bronze. It is 155mm (6″) long, 45mm (1 3/4″) wide, with a 35 mm (1 3/8″) PM-10V 5 mm ( 1/5″) thick blade. The sole is precision ground flat to average  13 microns (around .0005″) variance with 90° side walls. The bed is CNC machined at 12° to the sole, with the blade having a primary bevel of 25° makes a 37° cutting angle out of the box. Of course, a secondary bevel can be honed to adjust the cutting angle for different planing requirements.
The adjustable mouth can close up to the blade when taking the finest of shavings or open up when taking coarse shavings. It has our proprietary Howard Adjuster fitted along with a hand cast Manganese Bronze cap iron. All other fittings are solid brass.
This is an exception tool, being a low angle block plane it can trim, shape, plane end grain, particularly handy when planing dovetail joints with combined end & side grain.

The plane has heft, weighing 0.875 kg (1.9 lb) making it powerful but still very maneuverable.

The No 60 1/2 planes beautifully with authority and is a joy to use.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
David Collie
60 1/2 block plane

I'm obsessive about block plane's.From the start I can see this will be my go to block plane.Love the way moving parts slide and twist with ease..Also the weight feels just right.

Carlos Trejo
Beautiful plane !

I really love the plane and how it feels in the hands ! Have some patience with shipping in you are in North America because it's worth it. It is on the heavy side and I love the warm heat feedback you get with bronze when you hog out wood shavings. The blade is thick 3/16 and really easy to touch up free hand.

No 60 1/2 Block Plane

This was a gift for a friend and ihe couldn’t be happier… it is a thing of beauty.

William Rogers
60 1/2 review

gorgeous, well made tool like all eckert products