Wood River #7 Jointer Plane

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Review by Dimensions posted 05-15-2019 09:31 PM 2068 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So i just added my newest hand tool to my collection, the Wood River Number 7 Jointer Plane. This thing is a BEAST! At 22 ” and 9.6 lbs you definetly realize you are holding a well made tool. It has plenty of heft to take on gnarly grain in very hard woods. I will be putting it to the true test soon, as i build my first “real” workbench. I wanted to use this plane to assist in flattening the top of the bench.

If you want to see my initial thoughts on this tool, you can check out the unboxing here…

-- Get better every day!

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#1 posted 05-19-2019 02:08 AM

I have a pair of #8 Stanleys, one an antiques store find and the other bought off the lawn at a farm auction. Cleaned up and with sharp irons, they intimidate me equally. I’ve had a Medicare card in my wallet for several years. I figure that if I could live about two more lifetimes, consecutively, I’d finally learn how to properly use these beasts.

-- 1965 Scooper

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#2 posted 05-19-2019 03:11 AM

Scooper, you’re missing out!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#3 posted 05-19-2019 12:12 PM

Scooper, I’d have to agree. Make sure it’s tuned up, and start making shavings. Or i can give ya my address and you can send em to me ;)

The #8 has a couple inches on my #7 it would be exciting (to me ) to use such an amazing piece of American Engineering!

-- Get better every day!

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#4 posted 05-19-2019 09:21 PM

Unless I missed something you got beautiful shavings right out of the box.

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#5 posted 05-20-2019 02:19 AM

Woodthaticould, i was talking about scooper’s number 8 that he’s hesitant to use….

-- Get better every day!

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#6 posted 05-27-2019 04:18 PM

The WoodRiver hand planes are very good planes. I have a couple and they work as good as any other higher priced planes in my opinion.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 05-27-2019 05:05 PM

Julian, I’ve had great experiences with all my Wood River planes. Of course i don’t own any LN or LV planes so i really don’t have anything to compare it to. But they’ve done everything i needed!

-- Get better every day!

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#8 posted 08-10-2019 05:58 PM

To me it looks like a Qiangsheng Luban.


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