Working closely with our own manufacturer, Woodcraft has succeeded in doing what hasn't happened in more than a century: 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. This arrangement reduces chatter by supporting the blade and helps to reduce tear-out when planing highly figured wood. Lightly finished rosewood handles provide comfort and control. Most importantly, 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. Usually just a light touch-up on the high-carbon Rc60-64 blades will enable you to go right to work. No.4, a versatile tool, is ideal for smoothing and other light jobs where you don't want the length or heft of a larger plane. This 10'' long by 2-1/2'' wide plane is light enough to use for longer periods, but has plenty of heft to slice through difficult grain without stopping.
Hand planes that are meant to be usedModeled after the Bedrocks, Stanley Tool's very best lineFully machined frogs, soles and sides are machined flat and square within tightly held tolerancesHigh-carbon Rc60-64 blades