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Adjustable Block Plane – 1-5/8 inch Wide Cutter
Are you a hobbyist or artisan that enjoys working with wood and in need of a Block Plane? Perhaps you have never used a carpenter’s block plane and wonder, how this tool can help you complete your project? Block planes are commonly used for cleaning up wood components by removing thin shavings, in addition to cutting end grains and doing touchup or finish work.
These WORKPRO Block Planes are ideal for cleaning up wood ends and edges by removing thin shavings of wood, in order to make additional wood components fit together tighter, and within desired tolerances. When set at the correct blade depth, these block planes help smooth rough areas of solid wood components, with just a few simple passes, they are easy to use and fit comfortably in one hand. These planes are constructed of a cast iron body and include a front handle for best control.
The block plane features a single steel blade set at a shallow angle, which allows the blade to slice through end grain with greater efficiency. Best results are achieved when the plane is held at an angle of up to 45 degrees when pulling or pushing across the edge of the wood. This allows the cutting edge to slice much easier through the wood fibers as they pass from one end of the cutting edge to the other.
Sharp, dangerous wood corners can be easily removed with these compact planes, a process also known as chamfering, which leaves wood edges with safer, beveled edges. These planes are also frequently used for paring and butting end grains of stock material, for touchup and finish work, and for removing dry, hardened wood glue.
- Used by carpenters and woodworkers to smooth
- Features a front knob handle for extra control
- Hardened and tempered 1-5/8 in. wide cutter
- Constructed of a cast iron body for lasting strength and durability
- Machine polished to help resist rusting