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Stanley SW No. 9-1/2 Block Plane
Stanley 9-1/2 Sweet Heart Block Plane. Stanley reintroduces their "Sweet Heart" logo with the introduction of a new line of hand planes. The 9-1/2 features an adjustable mouth, a 1/8" thick A2 steel blade, and a one-piece precision-ground frog and base casting. Limited lifetime warranty.
Stanley SW No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane
These new 'Sweetheart' planes were created with the input of users and engineers combining science and the art of toolmaking to produce the best possible tool. Each plane features an adjustable mouth, a 1/8'' thick A2 steel blade, and a one-piece precision ground frog and base casting. Limited lifetime warranty. The 60-1/2 S.W. Low Angle Block Plane features a 2-1/8'' wide x 6-1/2'' ductile iron base with a 1-3/4'' wide blade. A low angle plane works well on end grain and figured grain which tears out more easily due to varied fiber direction.
Stanley Block Plane, No. 9-1/2
This versatile plane features newly designed lateral iron adjustment levers, adjustable mouth, brass knobs, heavy body castings, accurately ground surfaces, and black enamel finish. Body length 6-1/4". Replacement blades fit these new planes only (not for old Stanley models).STANLEY Block Plane No. 9-1/2 for general repairs & finish planing. 1-5/8" wide iron is set at 21 degree. This tool is factory ground and requires honing before use.
Kunz - Pocket Plane Without Handle
These German made planes are just the tool for small, detailed work. The body is 3 3/8" long and the blade width is 15/16".
WoodRiver #3 Bench Plane
Working closely with their own manufacturer, Woodcraft has succeeded in producing a collection of hand planes that are meant to be used, and are surprisingly affordable. Modeled after the Bedrocks, Stanley Tool's very best line, WoodRiver planes feature the same heavy castings and fully machined frogs. The tools require almost no tune-up prior to use. Soles and sides are machined flat and square within tightly held tolerances ensuring these planes are as close to ready to use as can be made. High-carbon Rc60-64 blade. No. 3 is 9-3/8'' long by 2-1/4'' wide.
WoodRiver #5 Bench Plane
No. 5 is nearly a full 14'' in length with a 2-1/2'' sole. Working closely with their own manufacturer, Woodcraft has succeeded in producing a collection of hand planes that are meant to be used, and are surprisingly affordable. Modeled after the Bedrocks, Stanley Tool's very best line, WoodRiver planes feature the same heavy castings and fully machined frogs. The tools require almost no tune-up prior to use. Soles and sides are machined flat and square within tightly held tolerances ensuring these planes are as close to ready to use as can be made. High-carbon Rc60-64 blade. No. 5 is nearly a full 14'' in length with a 2-1/2'' sole.
GRÖZ Bench Plane, #4 Smooth, 10"
Manufactured to exacting standards, this imported bench plane is a virtual copy of the no-longer-available Record bench plane. Frogs are well machined and adjustable for control of the throat opening, depth adjustment knob is brass. Hardwood handle and knob have a hand rubbed finish. The iron is high carbon steel and lever caps are chrome plated for added protection. The #4 has a 2" wide iron and 10" length. Soles are guaranteed flat to within 0.003".
Groz #6 Bench Plane
Manufactured to exacting standards, this imported bench plane is a virtual copy of the no-longer-available Record bench plane. Frogs are well machined and adjustable for control of the throat opening, depth adjustment knob is brass. Hardwood handle and knob have a hand rubbed finish. The iron is high carbon steel and lever caps are chrome plated for added protection. The #6 is 18'' long with a 2 3/8'' blade. Soles are guaranteed flat to within 0.003"
Carver's Spoon Plane
Easy to control and quick cutting, this spoon plane quickly and easily makes hollow or dished-out cuts. Perfect for spoons and bowls, it can also be used to smooth the surface of large carvings. Made of cast bronze, then coated with titanium nitrate for a super smooth finish, the plane features a large comfortable handle for extended use. Plane is 1-3/4" wide, 6-1/8" long, with a 1-3/8" wide blade. Requires honing before use.
KUNZ Scraping Plane, No. 112
The plane-like body eliminates burned fingers and the chance of digging-in on soft grain. Adjustable 2-3/4" wide blade can be locked at any angle between 90º and 70º. Plane length 9-1/4", width 3-1/4". Instructions provided to 'fine tune' this scraper. Honing required before use. Reproduction of the Stanley's #112. Ideal for smoothing large size surfaces such as table top. Excels when the wood is figured and difficult to smooth with smoothing plane.
Radius Slick Plane
This convenient hand tool quickly “softens” board edges in one pass. The dual iron design makes a shallow first cut with a deeper second cut for a smooth accurate edge. An angled brass sole plate resists wear and provides good edge tracking. The blades are carbide tipped for a clean profile. The Slick Plane comes with curved carbide tipped blades that put a 1/16" radius edge on boards. Chamfer cut carbide tipped replacement blades are also available separately to create crisp 45° bevels on boards.
Kunz - Bull Nose Plane #75
Manufactured in Germany, these planes are the perfect for fitting joints, model making or other small scale work. Malleable iron bodies are coated with durable green epoxy and feature ground soles. Blades require honing before use. Sole is 3-5/16" long with a 15/16" wide iron. Great for cleaning up rabbets and for getting really close to corners.
Flat Face Spokeshave
Stanley 151 adjustable blade spokeshave, made of durable malleable iron with two adjusting screws for vertical blade adjustments. The flat face trims flat and round stock. Overall length 10", blade width 2-1/8". Honing required before use.
Round Face Spokeshave
Stanley 152 adjustable blade spokeshave, made of durable malleable iron with two adjusting screws for vertical blade adjustments. The curved face cuts a concave surface. Overall length 10", blade width 2-1/8". Honing required before use. •Stanley Spokeshave •Stanley 152
KUNZ Spokeshave, Half Round
KUNZ Half-Round Spokeshave features a concave face blade for easy shaving of round stock. Total length 10", blade width 2-1/16". This tool is factory ground and requires honing before use.
KUNZ Spokeshave, Radius
KUNZ Radius Spokeshave. Sole and blade are ground to a 2" radius for smoothing concave surfaces. Length 10", blade width 2-1/16". These tools are factory ground and require honing before use.
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Before the machine age, hand planes were the only means of cleaning, truing and smoothing straight and flat boards. We do most of this with machines now, but hand planes still do some things better than machines.

Here's a look at common hand planes and their uses in a machine shop:

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