Kudos to Ron Hock. Hock Tools is now protecting their vendors from what had been rampant discounting. We have re-stocked the Hock irons and we are selling them again.
These edge-holding irons are one of the sine qua non or “without-which-not” tools for bamboo rodmakers. Throw away the iron that came with your Stanley 9-1/2 or 9-1/4 Block Plane and up-grade to an iron that will stay sharp longer for nearly uninterrupted planing bliss. The relatively new Hock Cryo irons show even better edge retention than the already renowned High Carbon Hock irons.
YOU must measure your iron and order accordingly. There are simply too many variations out there for us to reliably say “use this iron” with your plane. Each spec below combines the overall width of the iron and the width of the slot, along with a guide to which planes each iron should match up with. If you mis-order, you may return the iron within thirty days of the purchase date ONLY if the packaging is in mint condition and only if you return the iron properly packaged in a box so it’s not damaged on the return trip. Sorry to have to be so blunt, but we’ve had a few irons returned with crumpled packaging that isn’t fit for us to ship out to another client. Thanks for your understanding.
For Record & U.S. Stanley Standard Angle Block Planes & Others
BL162 Hock High Carbon 1-5/8” x 7/16” Slot
BLA162 Hock A-2 Cryo 1-5/8” x 7/16” Slot
For British Stanley Standard Angle Block Planes & Others
BW162 Hock High Carbon 1-5/8” x 5/8” Slot
BWA162 Hock A-2 Cryo 1-5/8” x 5/8” Slot
For U.S. Stanley Low Angle Block Planes & Others
BL138 Hock High Carbon 1-3/8” x 7/16” Slot
BLA138 Hock A-2 Cryo 1-3/8” x 7/16” Slot
For British Stanley Low Angle Block Planes & Others
BW138 Hock High Carbon 1-3/8” x 5/8” Slot
BWA138 Hock A-2 Cryo 1-3/8” x 5/8” Slot