Groz Tools - BP-605 Block Plane - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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BP-605 Block Plane

Groz Tools - BP-605 Block Plane

With the cutter is set at an angle of 13 1/2° and is adjustable for depth of cut, Groz Tool's BP-605 is a small economically-priced block plane useful for working on end-grain and small scale chamfering and planing jobs

$30.00 (As of 5/1/2008)

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Editor's Review: Block Planes for Builders

review date: May 1, 2008

A STANLEY KNOCKOFF FOR $10 LESS. I’ve seen some bargain-priced "contractor-grade" block planes that wouldn’t be worth using even if they were free. However, the Groz is an economically priced plane that I would hold on to. Made in India, this low-angle plane is almost an exact knockoff of Stanley’s version, but with slightly better fit and finish. The size and weight felt comfortable in my hand and in my tool apron. The major flaw with this plane is that the adjustable throat plate doesn’t move close enough to the blade to aid in taking a super-thin shaving.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Groz Tools
Manufacturer's Web Site www.groz-tools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number +91-124-221-4050
Weight 1.5 lb.
Dimensions 6 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in.
Adjustable Mouth yes
Blade Size 1 3/8 in.
Materials cast-iron

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