Luban Knuckle-Cap Block Planes
Even more planes that owe their heritage to discontinued Stanley designs, the standard angle is based on the #18 and the low-angle is based on the #65 low-angle “knuckle cap” models – generally regarded as pinnacle designs.
The base castings have been revised compared to the originals to strengthen historical weak points with improved blade bedding areas. The improved blade adjustment mechanisms provide simple and easy adjustment of the blades using the rear adjustment knob. The adjustable mouth is smooth to operate and allows for coarse to ultra-fine shavings.
Low Angle Block Plane 12 1/2 Degree Features
- Precision ground, unbreakable CR40 alloy steel casting.
- Engineered lateral adjuster with guide bearing and brass tab.
- Low profile cap iron.
- Brushed finish stainless steel lever cap.
- Hardwood handles.
- Sole Dimensions: 162mm x 44mm.
- 3mm (1/8in) thick 44.5mm (1-3/4in) cutting iron.
Our favourite things about Luban's Low Angle Knuckle Cap Block Planes
Superior linishing across all Luban Planes makes the difference. Linishing is the term given to the belt-sanding process that ensures all plane surfaces are flat, dressing the plane surface before selling. If linishing marks are deep, which they are on so many of Luban’s competitors, then the plane surface simply isn’t flat.