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Posted on Jointing Planes, are there smaller types available?

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bandit571

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 09:09 PM

Instead of the hand wrapped around the front knob….I “hook” my thumb on the plane’s edge about where the knob is. The rest of the hand tucks under the plane’s sole, and a knuckle or two rub against the board. You can feel IF the plane tilts in either direction.

Depending on the length of the board being jointed…anywhere from a #5-1/4 up to the #8 can work. Need a lot of rough cuts to remove first? Run a cambered jack along the edge a few times….less work for the jointer to do. The jack will knock down the worst of the rough/high spots, then the jointer can clean things up.

Basic set of jointers…Front to rear. #6c, #7c, and a #8.

Then there is a #5-1/2 sized plane. Also known as a Jumbo Jack plane.

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