What Hand Planes do you need? What do I have? What do I recommend? What Planes Should You Buy?

What Hand Planes do you need? What do I have? What do I recommend? What Planes Should You Buy?

Whats happening everyone, in this vid I talk you through my hand planes and try and answer questions on what you need, how to save money and where to get them. From the cheap to the expensive.

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Tools I use and recommend
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  1. ornabels on June 25, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    English pre war stanley and record planes had rosewood handles. When the war started the importation of rosewood ceased and both companies moved to beech handles. Beech continued to be used during and after the war. I have not seen an English post war plane with rosewood handles.

  2. Martijn Boom on June 25, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Have you ever considered wooden planes like E.c.e or Ulmia? I know Germans swear by them.

  3. Emmy Con on June 25, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve bought a load of stanley resto jobs this past few years. I love restoring them but I’ve have more than i need now. The funny part is my wife has a little OCD and all I have to do is tell her that the planes should be flat and the sides should be 90 degrees and they’re not , she can’t let that go so that’s half the battle 😂😂😂

  4. Mosca Woodworking on June 25, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    nice collection you have, John. Low angle plane are fantastic. I was lucky enough to find a second hand low angle jack with a 25° (for end grain), a 38° (for smoothing) and a 50° blade (for scraping). Now i more or less use only this type of planes, and keep the bailey’s one for collection

  5. Stevie Cator on June 25, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Helpful video. Looking forward to the resto vid