$5 Block Plane review and setup – Buck Bros. 3" Block Plane

$5 Block Plane review and setup – Buck Bros. 3" Block Plane

I recently pickup up a 3″ Buck Bros. Block Plane at Home Depot. I wanted to see if these are any good at all. Find out in this video.

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  1. justin woods on March 26, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I realized I just bought this on amazon lol I thought it would be bigger

  2. Pierre Mitham on March 26, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Agreed with most of what you commented on. one note. If you flip the blade and use is bevel side down. The plane performs far better!!

  3. V Higgins on March 26, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Hard to see with your lighting

  4. Matthew Cooper on March 26, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I had mine for over a year. Mainly I use it to finish off woven corners when shingling. As others have said, bevel down and it’s a little champion. They take a bit of fettling, for sure, but if you treat it like a tiny bench plane, it’s a very handy thing to have in your tool belt.

  5. wayne moody on March 26, 2022 at 6:33 pm


  6. MAHAVEER SINGH RAJPUT on March 26, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    How to order this tools

  7. Green Building on March 26, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Great nice video.. And very comprehensive review 👍👍 thanks dude..

  8. Doug's Shed on March 26, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve bought one and used it on a composite reducer between two floors. (Between an addition and main building that was sagging.)

    I took it out of the packaging and it did the job for that small little thing great. Tested on oak and it worked pretty good for that too (for what it was)

    I’d buy it again

  9. Joseph Perrone on March 26, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Damn, just impulse bought one of these the other day. Spent some time polishing the sole and sharpening the blade and still couldn’t seem to get it to work well. It’s finicky and hard to adjust well. Guess I’ll throw it on the pile of life’s poor purchases :p

  10. NuKey Jarom on March 26, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I had it in my hands at Home Depot and now it’s back on the rack. Ha! Thank you.

  11. Korgon2013 on March 26, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Can confirm- it’s junk- even after 30 min of prep.

  12. Robert Brunston on March 26, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I have one of these planes, the blade is hard and does hold an edge good. I only use for very small jobs so for me it’s more than worth the money. Thanks.

  13. Marco Núñez Luthier on March 26, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Con respeto te digo que si volteas el bisel de la cuchilla para abajo el cepillo funcionará mejor.

  14. Beavis Christ on March 26, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Try flipping the blade so that the bevel is facing down. I set mine up that way, and it works wonderfully. When setting it up, I put it on a piece of glass, or any totally flat surface, and put a piece of paper just under the front of the block, let the blade drop down and sit flat against the glass, and tighten the screw.

  15. lalo075 on March 26, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Yo tengo uno igualito y le digo el pequeño gigante…

  16. Mark Harris on March 26, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Although it probably shifts the least amount of wood lengthwise, it is also probably the most frequently used. If you tied all the curls together it would be far shorter than a smoothing plane though it’s likely to weigh more. I know I use mine on practically every project, but I certainly can’t say the same for my smoothing, scrub or even Jack planes as I don’t use any of these on plywood. A block plane needs to be reliable and hard wearing. In the U.K. I would look more on car boot sales (flea markets) than eBay as everyone selling them online seems to think there’s was used by Mr T Chippendale himself, and charge accordingly.

    You certainly gave the plane its best chance, and I’m a big believer in cheap tools where possible, especially for us hobbyist. You put a lot of effort into polishing, but it was still a t#*d. An extremely fair video, one of the best I’ve seen doing a cheap tool test.

  17. महावीर सिंह राजपूत on March 26, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    How to purchase it for great Indian customer.

  18. lalo075 on March 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Pero ese cepillo es pará hobbies y madera balsa y quitar bordes de tablas cepilladas y canteadasjala exelente… pero no esperan cepillar un canto con este cepillo no es para eso…

  19. poncho colate on March 26, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Con sólo poner el bisel hacia abajo, el minicepillo funciona de forma EXCELENTE !!!!!!!!

  20. hogberry on March 26, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I use one of these to thin planks on model ships. Works well enough, but you’re right. The blade has to be adjusted every time I use it.

  21. X JWill on March 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Those planes are handy for quickly breaking edges with a chamfer.

  22. Bill K. on March 26, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    You gave it a good try for sure…

  23. Alex Rincon on March 26, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I just bought this today lol I used it when I was making a baby gate for my son for our balcony, it worked okay but it makes a great paper weight.

  24. Daniel Bonner on March 26, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    So I use this plane for the stringer on surfboards and couldnt get it to work good until I flipped the blade bevel down. Night and day

  25. Map Blahblah on March 26, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    I bought one of these, never did anything to it and used it for shaping cedar shingles for years.

  26. Thomas Moore on March 26, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for doing this video.

  27. Robbie Vigil on March 26, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Sand paper between the blade and holder and put the bevel down and it’s good to go.

  28. Kris Harp on March 26, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Kobalt makes an identical plane to this. I have one but it doesn’t have a blade and allegedly Kobalt doesn’t sell the blades separately.

  29. Redmenace96 on March 26, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks! Saved me 5-10 bucks.

  30. labrat7357 on March 26, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I had a Stanley 101 that was missing its blade . My next order from Lee Valley I bought a blade that is intended for their "Little Victor " block plane and it is fairly thick and takes an excellent edge. after flattening the sole the plane worked as well as a small plane could. You should give the replacement blade a try. All the best.

  31. Randy Boden on March 26, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you.

  32. Capt.Easy on March 26, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I just got one to supplement my old Stanley 220 and I agree the 220 is a real plane compared to this one. The packaging on the one I have it’s referred to as a model maker’s plane so I really didn’t expect it to be very robust considering the price. I sharpened it, but didn’t detail the body as you did and agree the blade steel is cheesy. The only reason I’m commenting is that for the use I needed it for it works well, which is fitting in an already crowded toolbelt and shaving lock joints off the backs of laminated flooring on a jobsite. As an heirloom to be passed to down to future generations, maybe in WTF-istan.

  33. John Autry on March 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for confirming that this is a piece of junk. I bought one and I also give it thumbs down. Great video! Cheers and Happy New Year!

  34. lake state bullies on March 26, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    These are great little planes for your nail bag. I heat treated my blade

  35. lake state bullies on March 26, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Udder lol

  36. Rick Price on March 26, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve bought a number of used Stanley and Craftsman block planes for $5 – 10 at flea markets and garage sales. Flatten the sole and back of the blade, sharpen, clean the plane parts and a little tuning. Much better investment of time. I have a 1" plane from Lowes that I’ve kept and played with for a few years. Made a decent blade from tool steel and tuned it up. Great now for flushing off a dowel in a tight spot, chamfering and a number of other tasks. Not my Lie Nielsen or even my go to Stanley, but can do some jobs they can’t. Not a good first plane by any means though and junk out of the box.