Melbourne Tool Company Low Angle Jack Plane


Brand: Melbourne Tool Company (MTC)

Country of Origin: Designed in Melbourne Australia, manufactured in China

Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Sole Dimensions: 63 x 353mm

Weight: 2.5kg

Handle: Maple

Plane Steel: M2 HSS

Plane Bed Angle: 12 Degrees

Standard Blade Cutting Angle (supplied): 25 Degrees

Plane Blade Dimensions: 3.5 x 51 x 110mm

SKU: MTC-49421 Categories: , ,


Your MTC Low Angle Jack Plane

Your Melbourne Tool Company Low Angle Jack Plane is one of the most versatile tools you can have on your bench. Perfect for flattening, dimensioning and edge jointing. Build yourself a shooting board and plane end grain with ease. The three different blade types available makes switching between all this planes possible applications a breeze. And the easy blade adjustment and finely shaped timber handles will make it hard for you to put this plane down. Welcome to the MTC family.

An uncomplicated plane

This Low Angle Jack plane can plane any kind of wood yet remains an uncomplicated tool. The minimalistic design makes it easy to disassemble for maintenance and reassemble for work. The adjustment knobs are accessible and feature a very smooth action. The blades depth of cut is adjusted by simply turning the depth and lateral adjustment wheel. Slide the adjustment wheel side to side to skew the blade left and right. Spend more time planing, less time adjusting.

12 degree bed

The blade is set bevel-up in the milled plane bed at 12 degrees providing you with a very cool low angle of attack. Choose from a range of blade angles to suit the work at hand. The blades fix down hard down on the plane casting, so blade’s cutting edge is provided with maximum support no matter the terrain. Swap the blades out easily and quickly when you need to change gear. Watch your productivity grow with this versatile hand tool.

3 angled blades available

Your Melbourne Tool Company Low Angle Jack Plane is supplied with a blade sharpened to 25 degrees. Along with the 12 degree bed, you now have an effective cutting angle of 37 degrees – perfect for shaving end grain. Also available are blades ground to 38 degrees suitable for smoothing, and 50 degrees for smoothing figured material. Blades are easily swapped in and out of the plane by removing the lever cap. All MTC blades are made from M2 High Speed Steel. Visit the MTC Jack Plane Blade page to purchase additional blades.

M2 High Speed Steel blades

MTC has chosen M2 High Speed Steel (HSS) for the blades. M2 HSS has high abrasion resistance which means it will hold a sharp edge much longer than many other steels. This also means that it may take a little longer to bring up an edge. Don’t worry, you will be leaving your sharpening gear on the shelf for a lot longer too. MTC plane blades are also thicker than the average plane, this eliminates vibration is the cut, ensuring a smooth uniform finish.

Easy and precise depth and lateral blade adjustment

The MTC Low Angle Jack features an easy to adjust, precise depth and lateral blade adjuster. Twist the knurled knob to set the depth of cut. Slide side to side to skew the blade within the plane mouth. The whole assembly comes apart easily for regular maintenance. MTC make caring for and setting up you hand tools easy and stress free.

Adjustable mouth

The plane mouth is fully adjustable. Twist the front handle to release the toe. Use the mouth adjustment lever to set the mouth width opening to suit the work at hand. Close the mouth up tight to minimise tear out when working difficult figured materials. Open wide when working more predictable materials and make shavings fast without clogging.

Owner’s manual

Your MTC plane is delivered securely packaged in a foam lined cardboard box. Inside is a QR code you can scan to download your comprehensive Owner’s Manual. Visit the Melbourne Tool Company website for additional products, information downloads and video content.

Additional information

Weight 2.9 kg