Chamfer Planes | USA (Woodpeckers) vs. China ( vs. DIY Block Plane Sled

Chamfer Planes | USA (Woodpeckers) vs. China ( vs. DIY Block Plane Sled

I was a victim of Instagram marketing and bought a cheap chamfer plane from My buddy Keith ( was kind enough to send me the Woodpeckers chamfer plane to try after hearing how much I hated the cheap knock off. I also made my own chamfer sled for my block plane. I recommend saving your money on both chamfer planes and to make your own block plane sled.

Links (affiliate) to the planes:
Knock off Chamfer Plane:
Woodpeckers EZ Edge Plane:

Keith’s Youtube Channel:
Bourbon Moth’s Youtube Channel:

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  1. Andrew Hammond on July 13, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Oh wow you went there. Ok Nick, Nick Ok…

    – a Makita guy

  2. Coffey Custom Builds on July 13, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    I’m sick of all these cheap chinese knock offs flooding the market.

  3. Andrew Brimmer on July 13, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    If you look closer there is probably a locking screw so it’s not as loose as you say

  4. john hughes on July 13, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Maybe you just got a bad one. @ $15.. might be worth it ..if you get a new one that may be tight with no slop. I like the woodpecker..but I think $150. For each profile you want..may be steep. Try Saker chamfer that comes with 6 different profiles for the one plane

  5. jcsrst on July 13, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    I am a big fan of Woodpecker’s tools, they make beautiful and accurate tools and they’re made here in the USA! Those Chinese knock-off names are hilarious, they remind me of wacky-packages from the 70’s 😂

  6. shawbros on July 13, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    I got that exact same knockoff plane off Amazon recently, for $5.31

  7. James Moreno on July 13, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Dang that makita dig hit hard…

  8. Cunningham Wood Work on July 13, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Bang good??? Maybe shop at bang great next time.

  9. Ron Post on July 13, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I bought a similar knockoff plane from a different supplier and it has a locking screw to secure the blade after it’s adjusted. Clicking on the link you provided shows the plane now has the same locking screw. This plane works good enough for what I need, but if you’re a serious woodworker I’d probably consider the Woodpecker.

  10. How I Do Things DIY on July 13, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Wow. $150 seems pretty steep.

  11. Tracks with Dax on July 13, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    It would be fun to dismantle and make a new wooden case for it as a project

  12. Bruce A. Ulrich on July 13, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    I didn’t even know a sled like this existed for a block plane until you posted about it on IG. Very cool!

  13. Michael Ritchey on July 13, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    It’s a bladed tool. That means its ability to hold an edge is crucial. You didn’t test that. I don’t want to be sharpening a plane’s blade every ten strokes because it won’t hold an edge. Saying the knockoff can cut a decent chamfer once and that the only superior things about the other plane is its fit and finish and feel is like deciding a cheap knife is 80% as good as one with a hardened steel blade just because you can put an edge on it that can slice a piece of paper — once.

  14. Clarkmanship on July 13, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    I like the idea of a block plane sled much better…plus, it just looks so good

  15. Chris McCollum on July 13, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    I’m looking hard for one. Can’t find one….

  16. Vince Drapes on July 13, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Price difference?

  17. sodbuster on July 13, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Woodpecker makes good tools, I wouldn’t trust the Chinese products to deliver good consistent results.

  18. Mark Stephen Vana on July 13, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Woodpeckers…The Neiman Marcus of woodworking tools!

  19. Gary sevior on July 13, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    hi mate
    the one I bought has a thumb screw to tighten the blade

  20. Kaleb Fear on July 13, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Awsome Nick

  21. Wobbly Arrow Signworks on July 13, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    How dare you insult Fruity Hoops!

  22. Fearsome Warrior on July 13, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    The biggest factor for me between these is Woodpeckers has different planes for different cutters. The grand total adds up but the low cost ones come with the three different cutters.

    This goes into a sort of nose dive too when you factor in hand planes. The standard Veritas block plane has a 23 dollar accessory for 45 that, of course, I bought. It’s a cool tool but doing it by eye and feel is just as good.

    Maybe somehow you can use a dedicated roundover tool for quick work on parts that have fresh and fragile edges. Maybe they’re heavy or the amount of them making it useful to hit everything quickly. It’s a weird one and I like it but it’s definitely a luxury and not a necessity for me.

    I think Woodpeckers is nice but haven’t gotten to buying any. I do have many other similar tools like iGaging bench squares. I don’t think I’d be able to resist buying the set of roundover/chamfer planes.

  23. MWA Woodworks on July 13, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Hahaha. Bang good. Hahahahaha

  24. SHOPCATT on July 13, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Great job!

  25. Jeffrey Fontecchio on July 13, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Another great video, these comparisons are fun.

  26. Rocadamus on July 13, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Saw another channel put a small sliver of card stock inside the plane against the blade’s side to stop the chatter. Seemed to work. The Woodpecker is $160 not including shipping (if it’s available). I like the DIY idea of making your own edge plane, but honestly, I think I can justify the $15 for a dedicated plane.

  27. John Gardiner on July 13, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Kinda ridiculous to compare ANYTHING to American made craftsmanship. Chinese junk is exactly that…JUNK! It will break, dull, flaw much sooner than later. Best bet is to invest in AMERICAN PRODUCTS and support your own countrymen.

  28. JAC Built Woodworks on July 13, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Dewalt knock off, Makita 😂

  29. Keith Johnson Custom Woodworking on July 13, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Curious what that level is for? LOL. Seems they could have diverted their manufacturing costs towards that jankified adjustment wheel.