PRESALE IS LIVE
THE KM-17 ROUTER PLANE
the coolest tool we've ever released. ships 6-10 weeks from 9/26 (AND IT SHIPS FOR FREE!)
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 start shipping 6-10 weeks from 9/26.
A ton of people have been asking when this will be available. So if you want to get your hands on on one, order now before it sells out.
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.
wHILE DEVELOPING THIS TOOL, WE STUDIED OTHER HIGH-END ROUTER PLANES ON THE MARKET. THE ISSUES 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 HAS ZERO BACKLASH. EVEN IN STUPIDlY DEEP CUTS.
THAT MEANS ULTIMATE PRECISION AND RELIABLITY
DIE STEEL BODY
NO, THAT'S NOT A THREAT. DIE STEEL IS A HIGH-CARBON STEEL WITH SUPERIOR HARDNESS, STRENGTH, AND RUST RESISTANCE.
EASIER BLADE CHANGES AND
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ONE STRAIGHT AND ONE 45° BLADE
THE TWO BLADES CAN BE SWITCHED OUT FOR A VARIETY OF OPERATIONS — AND COME RAZOR SHARP FROM THE BOX. BOTH ARE 1/2 (12.7 MM) WIDE AT THEIR WIDEST POINT. use the included blade holder and our sharpening jig for easy sharpening.
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.
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.
FLIP THE BLADE AROUND FOR HARD-TO-REACH CORNERS
The entire blade mechanism can face either forward or backwards. Use the forward position for most operations, and the reverse position for getting into otherwise impossible to reach corners.
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 cleaning up high spots left by your electric router or dado blades.