A2 2" Bench Plane Blade (#4/#5)
Cryogenically treated blades let you use your plane more and sharpen less! The tool steel known as A2 has a great reputation for its superior edge holding properties. Renowned blade maker Ron Hock has gone one step further to cryogenically treat A2 blades. This extreme cold treatment...
Cryogenically treated blades let you use your plane more and sharpen less! The tool steel known as A2 has a great reputation for its superior edge holding properties. Renowned blade maker Ron Hock has gone one step further to cryogenically treat A2 blades. This extreme cold treatment (-320F) increases the steel’s toughness without any decrease in hardness. You get improved wear resistance without any increase in brittleness, so a Cryogenically treated blade will hold its edge longer. What does all this mean to you? Simply, that you can keep working instead of sharpening! Fits Stanley, Bailey, Record, Footprint, and most other planes. Honing required before use.
- Handmade and 17% thicker than standard blades
- Finer shavings, and reduced chatter.
- Holds a razor-sharp edge
- Fits Stanley, Bailey, Record, Footprint, and most other planes
- 3/32" thick
- Bench Plane Blades are 7" long.
Shipping / Billing Information
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- Your order will ship in approximately 2-4 business days.
- This product is considered special order. Your account will be charged when you place your order.
- Express or overnight shipping is not available for this product.
- Ships via ground to the 48 contiguous states.
Hock Tools will accept returns within 30 days of purchase. Please contact Woodcraft Customer Service at 800-225-1135 for RGA. Restocking fee of 20% will apply.
Hock Tools offers an unconditional guarantee on its products. Contact Woodcraft Customer Service at 800-225-1135 if you have a warranty issue.
Perfect Where Others Fail
A new Veritas blade for my #4 Stanley came with a blunt edge (like holding the blade perpendicular to a grinder) at the end of the bevel. It was useless, and went back. An IBC Pinnacle blade was badly sharpened, with a weird high-angle back bevel, and hardly cut. It went back, too. Finally I bought the Hock blade--and Voila! It shaved hair right out of the package, fit my Stanley plane perfectly, and cuts beautifully. Honing it is a bonus, but not actually necessary--you can get to work right away. This blade does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Top of its class.
Best relacement blade for most 2 inch bench plane.
Great blade worth the money
This blade is a great improvement over the stock blade I had in my Stanley #4. It holds an edge for a considerably longer period of time and I am able to get it a good deal sharper than the stock blade. I did not have the issues of flattening that the other reviewer had. All it needed was some very minor honing and sharpening and it was ready to go.
Warped and non-functional
I'm afraid Hock may be riding on their reputation. This rather pricey plane iron was so out-of-flat that I gave up after several hours of trying to flatten it. It was warped both length-wise and width-wise, easily noticeable when held against a straight edge. [...]