See everything on sale inside our Latest Sale Flyer.
Shop Our Sale Flyer
Browse your favorite woodworking catalog!
Shop Our Catalog
Look up product instructions, videos and articles about your favorite tools using our Learning Center.
Join us on your favorite social network! Share your projects and learn from other woodworkers.
Please Note: This item can only be shipped ground to the 48 contiguous states. Some
items cannot be shipped via air due to being flammable, magnetic, contains batteries,
hazardous fumes or where contents are under pressure. Please use a physical address
not a PO Box during checkout.
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
1 - 3
Back to top
Love this little guy
WoodRiver No. 1 Bench Hand Plane V3
I love planes and was intrigued by this little No. 1 when I saw it in the catalog. I already own the Wood River No. 4 and am very happy with that plane. I finally broke down and ordered the No. 1 a couple of weeks ago, knowing full well that it was a totally unnecessary purchase, since my block planes do a great job on small stuff.
Well so far I am very happy with the purchase. Seems to work great right out of the box. I haven't done any tuning or honing yet. My only negative, and it's a small one, is that the finish on the wood parts is very minimal and not as nice as that on my No. 4 plane.
I am building a little rack for it so I can keep it in a very handy place on my workbench. I expect to be grabbing it often. Admittedly, the block planes will cover most of the bases that I would cover with this plane, but time will tell. I look forward to integrating this plane into my woodworking.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
v-3 Number 1 plane
lake forest illinois
great plane for the price point. I really like the robust bubinga handles. I also have a contemporary competitor, and this is an excellent comparison to it. I would recommend this plane to any collector and better yet as a user in the shop. I would almost give this a five star rating...4.89 stars
I would buy this plane again
I'm a woodworker and have been using Stanley bench planes for many years. My collection includes a no. 2 thru a no. 8. But like most, I just couldn't bring myself to pay the asking prices for a Stanley no. 1. When I saw that Woodcraft was now offering a no. 1 sized plane I headed to the store to check it out and it was on sale. My first reaction was, wow, this plane really is small, a miniature version of all my other planes. It is impossible for anyone (adult or kids) to grip the tote in a normal manner, but its size is what makes it so special. I was amazed at how well it was machined. The brass adjustment knob works smoothly. The bubinga knob and tote are beautiful and the thicker blade and unique chip breaker design are both of very high quality. When I got it back to my workshop I wiped off the protective oil and tried it right out of the box. It performed well and I was able to make full width shavings. Next I disassembled it and applied small drops of oil to all screws and then checked the bottom for flatness, which it was and the sides were 90 degrees to the bottom. The back of the blade needed a light lapping followed by a minor re-sharpening of the blade. The leading and trailing edges of the mouth had a very slight burr that I easily removed with a small fine file. After my minimal adjustments, taking about 15 minutes the plane worked very well on maple when set to take thin shavings. Bottom line, anyone that wants a no. 1 sized plane at a very reasonable price, then Woodcraft's Woodriver V3 is a very viable choice. It's a high quality plane at a 1/10th the cost of a Stanley no. 1 and 1/2 the cost of a LN no. 1. For the cost, it can actually be a user and not just a collectible sitting on a shelf. Congratulations Woodcraft for another quality tool.
Images shared by
Joining it's big brothers
Picture of Product
My collection of planes is now complete
1 - 3
Back to top
©2016 by Woodcraft Supply LLC