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KM-17 Router Plane

THE COOLEST TOOL WE'VE EVER RELEASED. CURRENT/NEW ORDERS SHIP BETWEEN 12/15/22-12/31/22

The KM-17 Router Plane is the ultimate hand tool for fine tuning joinery, cutting grooves, creating perfect mortises, and more.

It's a collaboration between Katz-Moses Tools and Hongdui Tools — who I consider the greatest tool designer of our time.

The KM-17 is now available for presale, and will ship 6-10 weeks (from 9/26) after placing your order.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE KM-17 ROUTER PLANE

FINE TUNE JOINERY

Want tenons, half laps, and bridle joints that fit so perfectly it blows your mind? The KM-17 makes it easy. 

Simply cut your tenons and other joints a hair proud, then use the router plane to shave away material until you have a seamless fit.

CUT GROOVES, RABBETS, AND DADOS WITH INCLUDED FENCE

A fully adjustable and removable fence is included with your router plane (no need to order it aftermarket).

Use it as an edge guide to cut super clean grooves and rabbets — or just for cleaning up high spots left by your electric router or dado blades.

INLAY HINGES FLUSH

Even when working on narrow edges, the KM-17 is ideal for cutting shallow mortises.

You’ll have no problem getting hinges to sit perfectly flush, or inlaying other objects in your workpiece.

A WHOLE LOT MORE

Leveling seams between boards, cleaning off dried glue, flush trimming proud joinery — the uses for the KM-17 Router Plane are only limited by your imagination (and common decency).

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH YOUR ROUTER PLANE

  • One Straight and One 45° Blade: The two blades can be switched out for a variety of operations — and come razor sharp in the box. Both are ½” (12.7 mm) wide at their widest point.
  • Adjustable Blade Direction: The entire blade lift mechanism can face either forwards or backwards. Use the forward position for most operations, and the reverse position for getting into otherwise impossible to reach corners.
  • Adjustable and Removable Fence: The adjustable fence can be attached to either the left or right side of the router plane. The fence piece can also be flipped around to reference either flat or curved edges.
  • Quick Depth Adjustment: The cutting depth can be adjusted without having to unlock the blade, allowing for quicker operation so you can speed through cuts. It can cut up to 1.5” (38 mm) deep.
  • Blade Holder for Easy Sharpening: The blade holder can be used for both storage and sharpening with any honing guide (including the sharpening jig we carry in our store).
  • Attachments for Auxiliary Fences: Both the router plane base and fence come with threaded holes for attaching auxiliary fences. If you need a bigger reference surface, simply attach one with #10 bolts or screws.
  • Depth Gauge in Imperial and Metric: The adjustable depth gauge on the front of the lift mechanism tells you the precise depth your blade is set to — whether your brain thinks in inches or millimeters.
  • Die Steel Body: No, that’s not a threat. Die steel is a high-carbon steel with superior hardness, strength, and rust resistance.

WHY THE KM-17 ROUTER PLANE STANDS OUT FROM THE REST

  • Zero Backlash: While developing this tool, we studied other high-end router planes on the market. The issue we found across the board was backlash — even when the blade was fully locked down, it would shift during cuts. We developed a unique locking mechanism that haszero backlash. Even in stupidly deep cuts. That means ultimate precision and reliability
  • Faster Operation: The blade lift mechanism in this router plane is unlike any other on the market. You can adjust the cutting depth even when the blade is locked down. Why is that cool? Because it allows you to speed through cuts. On other router planes, you set the blade depth, lock it down, make a pass, unlock it, adjust the depth, lock it down, make a pass… you get the idea. With the KM-17, skip the trouble of locking and get into a simple flow of cut, adjust, cut, adjust — letting you get to your final depth in no time.
  • Easier Blade Changes and Sharpening:  On other router planes, you have to remove the entire blade shaft to switch or sharpen your blades. On the KM-17, all it takes is unscrewing a single hex bolt. And since the blade can be attached to the included holder, sharpening is also super simple.
  • Included Fence: Your KM-17 Router Plane order comes with the adjustable fence INCLUDED — not as another accessory you need to purchase after the fact. And this ain’t some chintzy aluminum fence. The included fence is solid as heck, easy to use, and can be adjusted to reference both flat and curved edges.

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    JG
    12/01/2022
    Joe G.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Router plane

    Ready to use right out of the box

    A
    11/28/2022
    Anonymous
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Amazing tool

    I haave not used this tool yet but have used the old style of this tool. The upgrades of this tool and made it easer to use and I believe it will yield better results.

    RS
    11/28/2022
    Randy S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Fit and Finish

    So far, this router has been a first class experience. Packaged very well, set up clean and precise. Looks to be one of the best make tools in my collection to date. Very impressed.

    MM
    11/27/2022
    Michael M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    A cut abbove

    I'm just a poor old duffer that's working at improving my work, boxes for kids, maybe a table or two. I'm an armature and this makes me look like I know what I'm doing. And it is a work of art.

    C
    11/26/2022
    Clay
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Better than the best

    In my opinion this router plane is better in function than both the Veritas and Lie Nielsen. The mechanics of this router plane are really solid and precise. A total game changer. The way the blades connect to the post make sharpening a breeze too.