The HP-8 is the perfect tool for planing, chamfering and trimming of small wood stock.
The most amazing capability in the design of this small block plane is the ability to thickness plane small stock. By placing any reference material such as acrylic or Masonite under the front and rear of the sole to the depth you require, you can then drop the skids to your workbench surface and tighten. Set the iron depth to the cut you wish to achieve per pass and plane until the plane stops cutting! All of your stock will be sized within 0.001" (0.025mm). The plane depth skids are removable and adjustable, made of aircraft-grade anodised aluminum alloy which ensures low friction and durability. This is perfect for small repeatable work where resulting stock tolerance is critical, such as in musical instrument crafting or Japanese style Shoji panels.
The HP-8 itself is milled from solid aluminium billet, anodised, making it durable and rust resistant.
Rotating the adjustment knob one turn can make a fine adjustment of 0.35mm in the blade depth. A 30° and a 50° honing guide are available (separately) for changing blade attach angle and reduce tear-out in figured woods or reversing grains. The blade is made of tool steel with a fine grind on both sides, allowing you to keep the cutting edge razor sharp. With a hardness of HRC 60-62, you can achieve a great finish with your HP-8.
The plane also features an adjustable mouth, allowing you to set your tool for fine shavings or open it up for heavier cuts.
Supplied in a presentation box, this is an exquisite gift for the avid woodworker! Plane measures 94mm x 33mm x 43mm alone, or 100mm x 46mm x 43mm with depth skids.