Bench Plane Basics: How to Set the Blade on a Plane
Bench Plane Basics: How to Set the Blade on a Plane
Leah demonstrates how to set the blade on both a No. 4 Stanley smoothing plane and a Stanley low-angle block plane. She also goes over other plane basics.
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Leah you are awesome. Thanks. Love from India.
Again, another wonderful lesson from Leah. You are the best!
A black, female woodworker. Good on you girl !!!
Fantastic example of teaching once again. Your videos are always a great help.
Very detailed. Thanks so much!
A big big thank you Lear
Best explanation I ever heard. You are a gifted teacher. Thank you.
After a few words of you explication, I liked you already. Real teacher tone of voice. Subscribing
Thanks for the info.
Noticed that the Stanley plane you were demonstrating is completely identical in every way to the silverline plane my dad gave me. (probably made in same factory) Flipped the blade on it and suddenly it cuts 10 times better. Was wondering why it was still having so much difficulty cutting even after sharpening the blade to the point of being able to shave with it.
Thank you, all these years you have helped me threw more projects then I can count. You’re a wonderful lady
Great Job-clear, informative, no BS. Fron teacher with 37 years in classroom.
Thank you Leah, that was exactly what I needed to see
The low angle block plane IS called the 60 1/2 plane! That said, this is one of the best if not THE best video on setting up a plane! Congrats, as a shop teacher, I highly recommend her at all times!
Saved my day 🙂
i have started watching your video’s, you are awesome. You saved me on a crown molding job, now I have a sears hand plane to put back together. Thank you!,,,,
Thank you Leah!!! What a great teacher you are. Just getting started in woodworking and this was very helpful.
Hehheeh now I know…thanks
Leah, you are a star, many thanks for your excellent tutorial
Wish I had found your channel years ago. You’re a gifted teacher and craftsman. /hatsoff to ya 🙂
Great video as usual.Thank You.!!
Thanks for your video. Used a hand plane for the first time today and this gave me a perfect tutorial on them. And I’m really glad to see more women and especially women of color in videos like this. I’m not a subscriber for sure 👍👍❤
hands down THE best tutorial on the plane! Thank you
We need more people in this world like you! It’d be a much better place. Thanks🤗
Just google Woodglut and make some dust.
Awesome Leah, thanks so,much for taking the time to simplify this stuff. Been doing woodworking for over 50 years but wise enough to know I’ve still got a lot to learn. Also I’m a slow learner!! Scared of using a plane but want to give it a try. I think I will now. Thanks!
Thanks for this video. I have been looking for this information for what seems forever. You are the best and even a dummy like me can understand.
Great video, thank you 🙂
Your explanation was the most plain and simple one I could find. Pun intended.
It is a 60 1/2 block plane.
Very friendly and informative for an amateur like me thanks heaps, silly me set the blade the wrong way around for what I was doing and didn’t even think that might of been my issue
Hi From Turkey. This is Tolga. Yesterday i ordered my first planer and then started to watch videos about how to use it ,how to set it up. This video is best and most informative one i have watched so far. Thank you very much .
Got to loveher
You are an amazing teacher! What a gift.
Best instruction I have ever seen. And the ONLY one that told me about the blade up vs the blade down. Which means I have been setting my plane wrong for over a year and complaining about it not working right. Thank you Jane.
Almost 5 years later this helped me to understand not just *what* a depth adjustment does but *how* to set it.
Wow I’ve watched a number of talks about planes and the y NEVER talk about the basics. I didn’t even know if I should loosen the lever cap to adjust, and on and on…and this is in basic planing posts. This gives me some foundation to build on. Thank you
thanks,I never knew some blades was up and some was down.I tried to set them both the same and no wonder those smaller planes didn`t work good!
Thanks I am going to try this. I have a plane I bought in a 2nd hand shop that looks new, but I have never been able to get it cut correctly. Usually when I get it set up I take a bite with it and the whole iron moves back up into the base, leaving nothing exposed. This is where I tighten the screw in the front which stops me from adjusting the cut depth. Catch 22, so thanks again for the guidance, I will give it a shot.
Nice simple thorough explanation. Well done.
Nice simple thorough explanation. Well done. Tks Dave.
Great information. I love the way you explain things. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge.
You are a very good teacher. Nice job explaining what the other videos I have seen have failed to do. Thanks.
I love this ladies no nonsense approach to videos
I love your videos, so calming and encouraging
Thank you. I too have messed up my planes. I didn’t know how to fix them, so they are sitting idle in my shop. I have hope to use them again. THANK YOU!!!
Also, your video about woodworking v. Carpentry tells me that as I have been watching various tips, some are meant for carpentry. I expected woodworking or craft level precision. Now I will try to discern the level precision intended in the tips and pointers, jigs and tools. .
I had decided that I could not do precise work. Again, I’ll try again, with this new awareness.
You talk TO us and not DOWN
to us. Big difference! You are blessed with a natural gift for teaching. I listen to every single
word. Love Ya!!!
Thanks again for another great video.
I now know more about my planes 🙂