ALEX Planes are amazing planes with the best quality/price relation. Made in China following the highest standards of quality in materials and workmanship, are now the top low cost professional hand planes on the market. These competitively priced Chinese bedrock pattern planes are remarkably well made and come in a useful range of sizes. The bodies are cast from 40Cr high-chromium steel, annealed and surface ground under a constant flow of coolant to prevent stresses from building up in the casting. They are accurately surface ground to conform with British Standard. Securely mounted between a bedrock pattern frog and a nice almost-flat cap iron, the blade is made from 3 mm thick T10 (the Chinese equivalent to W1), quenched in distilled water and tempered to between RC60 and 63.