Quangsheng 2-3/8" Plane Iron

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2 3/8"
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2-3/8" (60mm) Quangsheng plane blade to fit No.4½, No.5½, No.6 and No.7 bench planes.

This is a 3mm thick plane iron made from T10 water hardening carbon tool steel. Water hardening steels are more difficult to heat treat than either oil or air hardening steels but they take a finer edge.

Hardened to RC60-63 these will equal or better the performance of just about any replacement blade on the market.

Because the blade is thicker than the original irons fitted to some planes it may be necessary to file the mouth a little wider and extend or replace the yoke. My usual advice is to replace the cap iron first as this often delivers a significant benefit without the need for any alterations.

Please note that we are unable to ship Quangsheng products to North America due to retail exclusivity restrictions.

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  • 5
    Great once fettled

    Posted by David F on 2nd Sep 2015

    The one I have is closer to 4mm thick than 3, making it tricky to fit to my Stanley 5 1/2 plane. If you also use the thicker cap iron you will most likely require a longer yoke and need to file the mouth of the plane, in my case to 9mm. Take this into consideration if you have an old style plane.

  • 5
    Perfect upgrade

    Posted by Mike H on 1st Jul 2015

    I used this and the matching chipbreaker to upgrade my ancient Stanley Bailey No7. With the longer lever it works perfectly. The quality of the blade is excellent and I don't think you can get better value for money. The steel is excellent, sharpens easily and will hold an edge very well.