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WoodRiver #4-1/2 Smoothing Plane

Item #158001
$169.99
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Out of stock, order now for current pricing. Expected Delivery on September 23,2015

 
4.0

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Product Information:

The WoodRiver® V3 line of hand planes is based on the reliable Stanley Bedrock design featuring heavy, stress-relieved ductile iron castings, fully machined adjustable frogs and high carbon steel blades. The planes represent a live, evolving product line that incorporates input from users, experts and the manufacturer to produce the best working planes possible.

The WoodRiver® V3 No. 4-1/2 Bench Hand Plane is 2-7/8" wide, 10-3/8" long, has a 2-3/8" blade, and weighs just over 6 lbs. Commonly referred to as a smoothing plane, the No. 4-1/2 offers the user more heft, size and a larger tote than a traditional No. 4. Features include soles and side machined flat and square, lightly finished Bubinga handles, and minimal tune-up required before use.


  • 2-7/8" wide x 10-3/8" long with a 2-3/8" wide blade

  • Modeled after the Bedrocks, Stanley Tool’s very best line

  • Features fine-grained ductile iron castings and fully machined frogs

  • Soles and sides machined flat and square

  • Tools require minimal tune-up prior to use

  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (2)
    • Large projects (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (3)

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    4.0

    sweet plane

    By  mike

    from Pearland,Tx

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver #4-1/2 Smoothing Plane :

    I bought this Plane today. Cleaned it up honed the blade. Cutting .0001 shaving in less then 30 min.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Blade is not A2 steel

    By  WoodChamp

    from Grayslake, IL

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    Comments about WoodRiver #4-1/2 Smoothing Plane :

    Although I went ahead and bought this plane anyway based on Woodcraft's return policy, I was hesitant because technical support at Woodcraft indicated that the blades are no longer made of A2 steel. They indicated that the catalog makes no claim of using A2 steel and felt that the web page needed to be changed to indicate this change. I send this bad review as feedback about an inaccurate web page. More later after I have used the plane.

     
    5.0

    Very nice plane

    By  JustForFun

    from Springfield, MO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver #4-1/2 Smoothing Plane :

    Got it for smoothing some scruffy red oak, and it worked beautifully. Very minimal tune-up, and it was ready to go. Nice fit and finish. The extra weight is great for difficult woods and a little easier on the shoulders since less downward pressure is needed.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    4.5 woodriver and low angle planes

    By  jimbob

    from england

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver #4-1/2 Smoothing Plane :

    while on holiday in florida I was fortunate enough to visit woodcraft I viewed the woodriver range and was pleasantly surprised how better the American version was to the uk version so I purchased the 4.5 and the low angled block plane which are unavailable in the uk and I am very pleased with the purchase excellent quality

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Diamond in the rough

    By  Jim the fettler

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me

    Pros

    • Well made

    Cons

    • Needs Fettled Before Use

    Best Uses

    • Precision Smoothing

    Comments about WoodRiver #4-1/2 Smoothing Plane :

    An excellent plane AFTER being thoroughly fettled. Completely disassemble, then use taps and dies to clean all threaded holes and bolt threads of manufacturers left behind crud such as metal chips and dirt. Carefully reassemble taking care that all parts fit and operate smoothly. Flatten all blade parts mating surfaces including the lever cap and chip- breaker, hone the blade and you will have a plane equal to any others including "L-N". The only difference between this 4 1/2 plane and my LN 4 1/2 is LN has done the fettling for you. This plane is about 6 oz HEAVIER than the LN and performs just as well. These WoodRiver planes are an excellent value in spite of the work required to complete what the factory started.

     
    5.0

    Great Tool, Great Price

    By  Laurence

    from Seattle, wa

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver #4-1/2 Smoothing Plane :

    With an absolute mininum of tuning, and proper sharpening this plane will produce shavings of under 1/1000 of an inch. Mine commonly do 1/2 of 1/1000th. There is only one other tool maker that produces this quality but those are around twice the price. The 2X price is worth it for those who love very very high quality brass fitted tools but they don't perform a bit better than Wood River.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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