If you have been looking for a high quality smooth plane at an affordable price, your search is over. This fine plane is loaded with innovations including a pivoting all-in-one “Norris” style blade adjuster, a single screw frog adjuster and a unique blade/cap assembly. The cast body is finely machined with perfectly square sides and all contact surfaces are precisely finished for smooth operation. The extra thick (1/8″) tool steel blade is hardened to Rc60-62 for smooth, chatter-free planning. Made in Germany.
Additional features include a low profile body style and European Cherry handles.
Finding a well made, affordable bench plane is becoming more and more difficult. If your budget does not include $300 to $500 for one plane we invite you to consider these well made planes. We have been impressed by the quality of materials and workmanship found in these solid tools. The heavy castings are accurately and neatly machined. The hardwood handles are functional and comfortable to hold. After a basic tune-up our test plane yielded outstanding results producing smooth, crisp surfaces with curly, thin shavings.
Block planes are handy for trim work, end grain planing, fine surfacing of difficult woods, and much more. The compact size of these planes makes them perfect for one handed work where a full size tool would be bulky and awkward. Accurately machined from fine cast iron with brass adjusting knobs. The significant heft and thick blade make this plane a pleasure to use. Soba brand, made in India.
Low angle (13 1/2°) or standard angle available.
Blades require honing before use.
6″ overall length. Standard angle blade is 1 5/8″ wide. Low angle blade is 1 3/8″.
Stanley Shoulder Plane Includes a durable cast iron base, which is fully stress relieved and aged before machining. All the working surfaces of the base are precision ground for flatness between the sides and sole. The plane fits nicely into the hand with the profile not being too high, making the plane easy to use. Plane iron is made of A2 tool steel for long lasting edge retention and comes sharp and honed to a 25 degree angle.3/4″ blade width. 6 3/16″ total length.
This cast iron Shoulder Plane is very finely made and features a two part sole, where the toe mates to the heel on precision ways. The throat can be adjusted and set with an internal setscrew. The toe portion can also be removed to yield a delicate chisel plane. Plane iron adjustment is very precise using the knurled thumb screw. Designed for trimming the shoulders of tenon joints, this plane measures 3/4″ wide x 5″ long. Made in India by Woodstock International.
This solid cast iron Router Plane is the better way to adjust the depths of dados and hinge mortises. The stout blade measure 1/4″ square and is adjustable for precision depth of cut settings. The body measures 2-3/16″ x 4-1/8″.
Contoured to fit perfectly in your hand for unmatched control, this Bullnose Plane with its low angle design will handle straight grain as well as end grain. The plane iron is also aligned flush to the side of the plane body, so rabbets and mortise and tenon joints can be precisely trimmed. Features include cast iron and nickel plated construction, adjustable throat and easy conversion into a chisel plane. The sole measures 1″ x 4″. Made in India by Woodstock International.
Rabbet planes are the best tools for trimming shoulders, rabbets, grooves and tenons. Because the blade extends out to the sides of the plane, access to right angle corners is possible. The style of this plane is known as “bullnose” which describes the short extension in front of the blade. This short nose piece makes it possible to work close in corners and hard-to-reach areas. The front can be removed allowing this tool to also be used as a chisel plane.
This solid, hefty plane is made in India by Anant and is an excellent value for woodworkers of all levels. Overall length 5 1/2″, 1 1/8″ wide blade.
As with all but the most expensive planes, this tool requires some set up to achieve it’s maximum potential. Instructions included.