After 22 years in business, we are ready to retire. We are now closing out all of our new product inventory.
We will continue to sell antiques & antique tools in retirement.
Hock Plane Irons, Scrapers, and Knives
Ron Hock has earned an international reputation for the quality of his plane blades. Using the same basic principles that made 19th Century edge tools so great, Ron Hock is carrying on this tradition of craftsmanship in the 21st Century. Using a premium grade of high-carbon tool steel and A2 cryogenically treated steel, Ron Hock crafts a line of replacement plane blades for Stanley style woodworking planes. Of course, you can use these plane and spokeshave blades in your own special projects as well. We guarantee that you will find Hock plane blades to be significantly better than most original equipment plane irons. We also offer an exclusive line of Ron Hock parallel irons made specifically for infill planes such as Norris and Spiers planes. This line is available only at The Best Things.
All new bench plane blades that are sold today, whether they be from Ron Hock, or with a new plane, will come ground straight across. This is not because a plane iron should be ground straight across. It is because that is how the machines used by the manufacturers grind blades. In reality, the way that a bench plane iron is ground depends on the type of plane that it is being used in, such as a smoothing plane, jack plane, or jointer. We have created the following graphic to show customers how plane blades should be ground.
Click here to see Plane Blade Grinding Guidlines
Some Hock blades are Made in the USA, but the most popular Hock blades are now outsourced to France. Our Hock infill plane blades are all made in Ron Hock's own factory in California.
|Hock Bench Plane Irons
Fit "Bailey Pattern", Record, Footprint, etc. (7" long)
|BP262 - Fits #8 Bailey style||2-5/8"||SALE!|
|BPA262 (A2 Steel) - Fits #8 Bailey style||2-5/8"||SALE!|
|BP010 - Fits Stanley #10, 10 1/4, 10 1/2 & clones|
Rabbet (Rebate) Plane Blade
|Hock Block Plane Irons
Fits Record and American made Stanley with 7/16" slot. (4-1/2" long)
|BWA138 (A2 Steel)||1-3/8"||SALE!|
Hock High Speed Steel Burnisher
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This is just a Hock burnishing rod. It does not come with a handle.
Measures 6" by 3/8" long. A hole is drilled in one end to facilitate adding a handle.
Hock Burnisher fitted with a premium quality cocobola handle. This is the connoisseur's burnisher.
Hock Parallel Irons (Standard and A2)
For Norris and Other Infill Type Planes
We stock parallel (refered to as gauged by the British) irons custom made for us by Hock. Original irons were hand made and individually fitted when new, which is why many manufacturers numbered the irons to the plane. Our Hock irons are available in 5 widths and 2 thicknesses in both standard and A2 versions. These should cover most every plane out there, but in some cases will require some fitting on your part. If you desire a very tight mouth, you will probably need a 3/16" iron, and if it is too thick, you will have to remove some metal from the back of the iron with a belt sander or grinder. These irons are very hard and that could be a tedious process.
|Hock Parallel Irons (Standard and A2)
For Norris and Other Infill Type Planes.
|YBA250 (A2)||2 1/2"||3/16"||SALE!|
|YBA250X (A2)||2 1/2"||5/32"||SALE!|