Stanley - Stanley Sweetheart No. 62 Low-Angle Jack Plane
This low-angle jack plane has a 12° bed receives a massive 3/16-in.-thick blade.
The low-angle jack plane ($180) has a Norris-style adjuster and is cast from durable, ductile iron, and the frog and body are made in one piece, creating a rock-solid body. The precisely milled A2 blades are ground to a 25° bevel. The 12° bed receives a massive 3/16-in.-thick blade. I had difficulty getting this plane to take an even shaving the full width of the blade. Part of the problem was the bed wasn’t fully machined across its width, which left slight ridges at the corners and a 0.0025 in. gap between the center of the bed and the blade. You might be able to file the ridges flat, but the process would be tedious.