PMA11V Toothed Blade, to suit Low Angle Jack Plane
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This PMA11V toothed plane blade is made to suit the Henry Eckert Low Angle Jack Plane (they also fit the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Jack). At 4.8mm the blade is thick.
The bevel is ground at 25 degrees with chisel like teeth so your plane can be used for heavy stock removal on rough sawn or very uneven timber. You could put a secondary 30 degree bevel or higher on the blade to suit the timber you are planing.
Powdered Metallurgy Tool Steel is the new era of tool steel. The steel ‘mix’ contains high vanadium carbides. It comes from a process of melting the constituent metals that make up the steel and then mixing them together. Next, they are atomised to make a powder consisting of minutely small particles.
The particles are screened to ensure uniformity and then under pressure they are heated to form the tool steel billet.
This method produces a tool steel that is extremely uniform with a very fine grained structure.
What does this mean to the woodworker?
Put simply, this tool steel has higher impact resistance than O1 & A2 tool steel. More importantly it has amazing resistance to abrasion, that is, great wear resistance so your blades stay sharper much longer. Users say over double the time of O1 & A2 steel.
The blades sharpen easily to a very keen edge. Our blades are machined, carefully heat treated to the manufacturing mill’s specifications by our metallurgist (Andrew), surface ground flat and primary bevels prepared for fine honing in Adelaide.
Technical Powdered Metallurgy Information Page here.