Four Must-Have Hand Planes For Your Shop – WOOD magazine

Four Must-Have Hand Planes For Your Shop – WOOD magazine

Hand planes remove excess material and shape wood without creating a great deal of noise or dust. There are hundreds if not thousands of different plane type bodies and they all serve a purpose. WOOD magazine’s David Thiel discusses four types of hand planes you should have in your shop: Block Plane, Jack Plane, Shoulder Plane and Jointer Plane.

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  1. Jeff Forbes on March 1, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for posting…good info.

  2. Timothy Mallon on March 1, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    9:45 A jack plane is a No. 5, not a No. 4, which is what you’re using. Also, the tote is the rear handle. The front is called a knob.

  3. macadamia9 on March 1, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for the video… According to Paul Sellers, if you can only have one bench plane, make it a #4…

  4. meechu633 on March 1, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Great Information , Thanks 🙏

  5. Jerry Johnson II on March 1, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for the knowledge about the Hand Planes you should have in your Shop.

  6. viking1ur on March 1, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    stop saying ok

  7. NAVRET on March 1, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Very nice vid. Well organized and presented. Thanks.

  8. Manas Madanambedu on March 1, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    How do you like the benchdog handplanes? I have a 4 that I got recently but I don’t have anything to compare it with.

  9. Mick Ledger on March 1, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    great informative video , learned a few things from it , thanks a lot

  10. Mikey Gee on March 1, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    What lumber yard/store would allow you to start planing away boards?

  11. A T H Mostafa on March 1, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    O , love hand planes my favorite tools 😊 .

  12. Roy BAILEY on March 1, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    That’s not a jack plane, it’s a No4 smoothing plane, a jack plane is a No5 or a No5. 1/2 , a No 4 is a smoothing plane and a No 4 .1/2 .

  13. Patrick Archuleta on March 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks for info great job and God bless

  14. Bryce Ettwell on March 1, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    A well set up and tuned No 5 can do most things, and that is perhaps why there are more No 5’s in the world than any other. It can also be used as a scrub plane by simply switching out the iron. I have many times wondered why 50 odd years ago at high school where the woodwork room had a cupboard full of No 5’s rather than any thing else as I thought at the time that they were a little cumbersome for 12 and 13 year olds to handle and master. It was only a few years ago that the penny dropped – those No 5’s were JACK Planes, good for almost any purpose. Finally, why have one plane when you can have 4, in fact why have 4 when you can have 17 like I do….. a No 3, 2 No 4’s, a No 4 1/2, 2 No 5’s, a No 6, a No 7, a No 10 Carriage plane, a No 71, 2 No 78’s, 2 Block planes, a Plough plane, a Shoulder plane and a No 80 Scraper. Most have been bought used from carboot sales. NO, I am not a collector, these have all been bought to be used and not to sit in a glass display case. Dare I say that this is about the best fun you can have with your pants on!! Anyway, great video, thanks for the time and effort to make and share it.

  15. Elias Makes on March 1, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    thank you, i only have a number 5, but looking forward to get a shoulder and a jointer plane. i find myself using the hand plane a lot, instead of turning on the noisy electric jointer.

  16. Scott Gates on March 1, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Keeps calling a No.4 (Smoothing plane) a jack plane…. Good work Wood Mag!

  17. Wa Oficina Da Madeira on March 1, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Perfeita suas ferramentas, muito bem cuidadas, parabéns. Boa tarde.

  18. Russell Puryear on March 1, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    What you call a jack plane is a #4 smoothing plane. The frog is adjustable to control the throat.

  19. Buffalo Jones on March 1, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Wait, 4 must have planes, or way too much basic detail of 4 planes you ought to have?