Archive for March 9, 2019

How to use a Block Plane

Block Planes Block planes are the workhorses of the shop. Like our Low Angle Bench Planes, these planes all have the blade bevel up. All of our Block planes have the blade bedded at 12°, with the exception of the No. 101 Violin Maker’s Plane, which is bedded at 20°. We grind a 25° bevel…

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Jigsaw

A power jigsaw Battery-powered jigsaw T-shank blades A jigsaw power tool is a jigsaw made up of an electric motor and a reciprocating saw blade. A jigsaw with a bevel function on the sole plate allows cutting angles of typically up to 45 degrees relative to the normal vertical stroke for cutting miter joints. In the past, what are now usually called scroll saws were often referred…

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