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#62 Low Angle Jack Plane


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Originally advertised as a plane for heavy stock removal across the grain, the No. 62 has found a home as a smoother and is quite popular among collectors. The WoodRiver® No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane is faithful to the original design. However, it is almost a full pound heavier at...

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Originally advertised as a plane for heavy stock removal across the grain, the No. 62 has found a home as a smoother and is quite popular among collectors. The WoodRiver® No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane is faithful to the original design. However, it is almost a full pound heavier at approximately 4.6 lbs. It features a body cast from ductile iron, a bed angle of 12°, a bubinga tote and front knob, and a high-carbon steel blade with a 25° bevel. The plane measures a little less than 14" in length x 2-7/16" in width and has a 2"-wide blade.


  • Ideal for flattening, squaring, smoothing, and shooting end grain
  • Heavy ductile iron casting
  • Soles and sides machined flat and square
  • Hardwood tote and front knob
  • Tools require minimal tune-up prior to use
  • Plane Dimensions (W x L): 2-7/16" x approximately 14"
  • Blade Width: 2"
  • Body Material: Ductile iron castings
  • Tote and Front Knob Material: Bubinga
  • Blade Material: High carbon steel
  • Blade Bevel Angle: 25°
  • Bed Angle: 12°
  • Weight: 4.6 lbs.
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4.78 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very Nice!!!

    This plane was delivered on time. I am pleased with the finish of the cast iron. The sole was flat and the blade just needed honing. It cuts smoothly with very little force. This might be my go to plane for most of my handwork. This tool will be in my family for generations to come.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Well worth it

    I am brand new at woodworking. I bought an old plane at an antique store and it is something to get used to. Its a 45° frog. After getting the blade sharpened, it did pretty well. My problem is tearout. I did tons of researching to keep coming back to the low-angle plane. It was useable right out of the box but I went ahead and cleaned all the moveable parts, sharpened/honed the blade and very finely sanded the edges with 1200 grit sandpaper. After getting used to honing the blade and adjusting the blade depth, I was getting amazingly thin shavings. Very controlled. It goes over small knots in dimentional pine like butter. Keep the throat closed thin, the blade honed, and the shavings thin and it will cut through a good size knot if you have to. The frog sits at a 12° angle. The blade comes factory beveled to 35°. So altogether you have a 47° angle. You can get replacement blades of different kinds that have different bevel angles to give you different cutting angles as well as a serrated blade for fore-planing. I plan to test other blades in the future, but for now I am in love with this planer and it will serve me for a very very long time. If you do not know which plane to get, this might be the one for you.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    A solid plane.

    The only negative I have about this plane is the mouth is not square to the body. However, so far it doesn't seem to have an affect on how the plane operates. Otherwise, it looks to be very well made with tight tolerances. I finally have a plane that will give me a 'tear-out free' finish on African Mahogany.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Love this plane

    Got the #62 last weekend. Sole and sides were flat and square where they should be. Iron sharpened up quickly and was on to the fun stuff in no time. Glad I purchased this plane - should have done it much earlier

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Questionable customer service for defective blade

    I was debating between this plane and one from a different well-known manufacturer but with the sale pricing I decided on the WR. Made the purchase last Saturday. Got it home and the blade obviously needed sharpening. After flattening the back I started on the bevel. Right away I saw a fairly sizable flaw on the right side extending in about 3/16" from the edge. After over 2 hours of sanding I finally had the defect down to being almost completely gone. Put the secondary bevel on and it disappeared. Took the plane downstairs and ran it over some straight-grained cherry for a few strokes and then noticed a marked line in my passes. The defect was much deeper than I could see and ended up chipping off the blade, leaving a sizable nick on the right side. Called the local Woodcraft store to explain and was told they'd check into it Monday and it would likely be a week until "tech support" could send out another blade which I would have to pick up from the store. Not happy about that. Now it is Monday and they've been open almost 3 hours without contacting me. I called the main number and spoke to a rep who said although each store is an individual franchise they would happily send me a replacement blade in 2-3 days to my home. I don't know what to make of this. I am glad corporate is taking corrective action but VERY disappointed in my local store. Bottom line is I am out a working plane for around 5 days after putting 2.5 hours into fixing one blade and needing an unknown amount of time to redo the replacement when it arrives. Seems like better quality control would have eliminated this issue right from the start,

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Low Angle Jack Plane

    What a great tool! I'm no hand tool expert but I know that this plane has kept up with every demand I have made. It's dead on flat and dead 90 degree on the sides, feels nice and heavy in the hand, comfortable handle and tote. The guys at Woodcraft were very helpful and suggested I get the 40 degree blade as well and I'm glad I took their advice, it's like having two different planes. Great on the shooting board, flattened a walnut slab top, flattened and surfaced end grain cutting boards, smoothed an entertainment center instead of sanding, etc. The only con would be the back took some lapping to get perfectly flat but it holds an edge well. If I am to need more planes I will search no further than these. Great product.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A wonderful addition

    I'm a long time power tool woodworker but find myself not so rushed anymore so I started getting into the handtools. This is the first wood river plane I have used and I must say it doesn't let you down. I didn't try it before sharpening, I honed the blade to 8000 on my water stones then stropped it? The walnut I used it on was rough and wavy. After a couple minutes and very little struggle the board was dead flat. I am extremely impressed with this plane and recommend anyone who is looking to get started in hand tools as well as the avid traditionalist to go and get it! You will not be let down!

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent Plane

    Had Stanley . Sold it for the WoodRiver . Better made ,large adjusting dial ,better cap iron and overall finish and fit of parts .

  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Wood River V# #62 jack plane

    I've wanted a bevel up jack plane for a while. When Wood River brought out their #62, I agonized over paying extra for the lee valley. I have a V3, #4, #5, and a low angle block plane that I'm very happy with. I had a discount coupon so I bought the wood river #62. Out of the box, it was a beauty. The sole was flat, and the sides were dead on square. I bought an extra 25 degree blade, and the 40 degree blade. I polished, and sharpened the blades. I sharpened the 40, and one of the 25's with a little "camber". Left the other 25 straight, for edge grain trimming. I put a micro bevel on all the blades, I used a VERITAS MK II honing guide for sharpening. I was a little disappointed, when I tested it on the face of the board. I discovered a gouge in the wood The front of the adjustment for the blade clearance evidently was burred. A little judicial stoning cured that. The plane produces gossamer shavings. It made a scrap piece of maple glass smooth, even around a knot. So far I'm pleased with the plane. I'd like to see a tooth blade for it.

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