A gift as precise as the work.
Dados and grooves are everyday needs for most woodworkers and making them entirely by hand has never been easier or more accurate. Plow cutting a dado or groove with the grain is not a difficult task but cutting grooves in end grain and across the grain is difficult with traditional plow planes because they lack a scoring cutter. Without a scoring cutter these cuts are either impossible (across the grain) or impossible to do cleanly. All of the Dado kits for the HP-6v2 will make cuts that equal or surpass cuts made on a table saw in any grain direction. (Perhaps this sounds boastful, but when showing your dado cuts to your friends, family and fellow woodworkers, most will not believe they were made without power tools.) Each kit attaches to the HP6v2 in a matter of seconds and you make straight cuts by either using the guide fence or running the plane body against a board clamped to your stock. It is simply one of the most amazing hand cuts you will ever experience. If cutting depth needs to be precisely controlled you can employ the HP-6 depth fence or adhere wood skid shims to the sole bottom with double stick tape. Here are just a couple of ideas you can employ in your projects…
The HP-6v2 Dado kits are simply unmatched for ease of use. Sharpening the iron and scoring cutter is easy, too. The irons are sharpened using any technique that works for you on a flat stone (we do recommend a guide for the smaller width irons). The scoring cutter is reversible and can be easily honed on a sixty-degree knife edge stone. Imagine making cuts—entirely by hand—in any grain direction, that rival any technique for quality and accuracy.
This item is no longer in production and is not available for purchase. It is listed here for reference purposes only. The last known published price is listed below.