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WoodRiver Standard Block Hand Plane with Adjustable Mouth

Item #151124
$99.99
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4.5

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Product Information:

The WoodRiver Block Plane is based on the venerable Stanley #65 low angle and #18 standard angle “Knuckle Cap” design, generally considered one of best block plane designs around. With the widely recognized comfortable chrome plated Knuckle Cap, these block planes look like the standard and low angle versions of yester year. Upon closer inspection you’ll notice changes to the base castings which not only strengthen historically weak points of the original design, but also improve the blade bedding area. Improved blade adjustment mechanisms allow for crisp, easy adjustment of the blades using the rear adjustment knob. The adjustable mouth is very smooth to operate and allows fine tuning of the mouth for work ranging from coarse to creating whisper thin shavings. The stress relieved ductile iron castings are precision machined, flat and square. Each plane is outfitted with a high carbon tool steel tool blade, which is hardened to Rc60-64 for maximum edge retention and ground to a 25° bevel. We recommend sharpening the blades prior to use, however they’re impressively sharp right out of the box.


  • Based On A Classic Design

  • Knuckle Style Lever Cap

  • 20 Degree bed angle

  • High Carbon Tool Blade, 25 Degree Blade Angle 1-5/8"W x 0.125"T

  • 2"W x 7"L

  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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    4.6

    (based on 5 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Effective (4)
    • Well built / quality (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large projects (2)
    • Small projects (2)
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    5.0

    Awesome

    By  joebob

    from virginia

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    Comments about WoodRiver Standard Block Hand Plane with Adjustable Mouth :

    Like the old Stanly 18. My old Stanley knuckle cap broke which I understand is common for that model. This one is beefier and and heavier. Maybe too heavy for a shop apron pocket but I really like the plane. Amazing how sharp it was out of the box - I popped a secondary bevel on it -back was flat already. Blade is holding edge well.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Premuim plane at bargin price

    By  Duckman

    from Pelzer, SC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver Standard Block Hand Plane with Adjustable Mouth :

    I had read that WoodRiver planes were pretty good and sinced this plane was on sell for $30 off I deceided to give it try. I found it to be a bargain even at full price. Tune up only required honing the blade which was lapped flat enough to use the "ruler trick" right out of box. I then added about a 3 degree secondary bevel and replaced the iron in the plane. The Knuckle Cap holds the iron securely and depth adjustment while not silky smooth works well. Lateral adjustment requires tapping the iron with a small cross peen hammer which is a non-issue to me. Mouth adjustment work very well. After getting everything straight and true I started producing true gossemer shavings and it took no longer than tuning my "premium planes". Gave it 4 stars because finish could be a little better but that doesn't affect functionality. Don't know about the bench planes but the WoodRiver block plane is a keeper.

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    5.0

    My go to plane

    By  neowalla

    from Rochester Hills, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

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    Comments about WoodRiver Standard Block Hand Plane with Adjustable Mouth :

    I bought this plane in 2007 and it has turned into my most used plane. The blade is thick and holds an edge well and adjusts easily. The adjustable mouth is very handy. It has a nice weight and feel, and more times than not, it is the plane I end up using.

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    5.0

    Classy product

    By  Bob

    from Collierville, TN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Professional feel
    • Quality product
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any woodwork project

    Comments about WoodRiver Standard Block Hand Plane with Adjustable Mouth :

    Very well made. Blade is thicker than most block planes and holds an edge and micro bevel well. Feels good in your hand. Good tool!

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Fine solid block plane for everyday use

    By  Buddhawan

    from Irvine, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver Standard Block Hand Plane with Adjustable Mouth :

    I have had this plane about one month and have used it more then I thought I would. It has worked very well and excelled in all tasks I have put it to use at. It was pretty much ready to go right out of the box, but I suggest take 20 min – half hour and tune it up before first use. I do not know how it compares to the premium brands, but for a solid well built block plane that you will use everyday this one is a good start.

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