A gift as precise as the work.
The HP-8 is an excellent small block plane by itself, but with the depth skids, it turns into an incredible, high precision, thickness plane. Thickness small pieces of wood to within .001”.
Compact and precision made, the HP-8 helps you easily do small planning jobs accurately and efficiently. The Depth skids allow you to precisely thickness plane stock to within .001”. Made of anodized aircraft-grade aluminum for durability and a sharp appearance.
4.21” long, 1.298” wide.
Plane iron 30° Bevel Honing Guide 50° Honing Kit (used in conjunction with the 30° Bevel Honing Guide
HP-8 Mini Block Plane with Depth Skids and Plane Iron
The HP-8 ‘Mini’ Block is perfect for small plane work like inlay banding, guitar binding, Kumiko (Japanese latticework), or anywhere you need to accurately thickness multiple work pieces. Simply place the reference material (Masonite, playing card, gage pins) for your desired thickness under the front and rear of the sole. Drop the depth skids to the bench, tighten, and start planing. It will stop planing at the desired height within .001” The widest piece you can plane is 1-1/8”. The plane body is milled from a billet of aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized for a beautiful, smooth finish. The Depth Skids are also aluminum and will give you years of service. The plane iron is bedded bevel up at 12° and with a bevel angle of 30° you are working at 42°. There is a 30° Honing Guide available to sharpen your plane iron accurately and a 50° Honing Guide Kit (including a plane iron) which allows you to change the angle by 20° to successfully plane highly figured and reversing grain without tear out. The plane irons with the HP-8 and in the Honing kit are A2 steel.