22 Comments

  1. Steve Sadowski on March 25, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks Rob! You just answered my question. I was on the fence. Those little advantages you described add up over time.



  2. PaPa's Woodshop on March 25, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you Rob. I have been wanting to and a block plane to my work bench but was not sure which one to get. I will take your advice and add a low angel one. Also I have taken your advice and started buying WoodRiver planes. They have made hand planyng allot more enjoyable.



  3. gav2759 on March 25, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    This is a fair assessment. Block planes are indeed most useful for their size and ergonomics. I can’t say I have ever lost much sleep over what honing angle I use on mine.



  4. Howard Johannssen on March 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Well said, straight forward and very helpful.



  5. William C Allen on March 25, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    The other advantage of the low angle is that it fits in my apron pocket and comes out easily without binding.



  6. PLBIV on March 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    good god! those are some pretty planes!



  7. Ben Jamin on March 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    I’m amazed how just how effortless your end grain cuts are. With a freshly sharpened blade, and in that exact scenario, how many passes do you think you could take before you would feel the need to sharpen again?



  8. Adam Davis on March 25, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    So what kind of plane is that?



  9. Bill K. on March 25, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Nice demonstration Rob, thanks for sharing it.



  10. John Kemp on March 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    It would be good to know what brand low angle you recommend



  11. John Gaspar on March 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    huh? Wouldn’t you just add the bedding angle and the contact angle?



  12. Richard Rider on March 25, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Always enjoy your videos…rr Normandy, Fra.



  13. Pizza Warlord on March 25, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    As always very educational and easy to follow. Thank you Rob



  14. Hassan Al-Mosawi on March 25, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing that



  15. Robert Caudill on March 25, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    The block plane also became popular with cabinet makers. They needed something small enough to carry and be able to plane end grain as well as with grain to fine tune cabinets and drawers.



  16. Steve Cobain on March 25, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Rob you need to post more content, I’ll speak for the majority when I say…We love it. You’re a pro and any video including you is a privilege to watch. My favorite thing about you is that you design on the fly and show every step of the way, including mess ups.



  17. Chahahc on March 25, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    lmao Rob has a video for literally every major woodworking question I’ve asked.



  18. Daniel Geng on March 25, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks Rob, I appreciate the advice as always!



  19. John Walker on March 25, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve known some pretty ‘low angels’ in my time…….😇



  20. Chris Morris on March 25, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    ‘Hope that helps’.

    Yes it does. Thanks Rob.



  21. Tioga Fretworks on March 25, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    I guess the two thumbs-.down trolls don’t believe in math or something LOL. I had the “low angle block is the same angle as your bench plane” argument with a guy last weekend. Could not make him believe me.



  22. Peter Capon on March 25, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Has anyone reground a low angle plane to an even lower angle than 25 degrees to see how it compares to the 12+25+micro bevel