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Item 158002
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WoodRiver - #5-1/2 Jack Plane


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...

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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. 5-1/2 Bench Hand Plane is 2-7/8" wide, 14-15/16" long, has a 2-3/8" blade, and weighs slightly over 7 lbs. The No. 5-1/2 plane is generally thought of as an all- purpose plane capable of performing the smoothing tasks of the smaller planes and the jointing tasks of the larger planes. Features include soles and side machined flat and square, lightly finished hardwood handles, and minimal tune-up required before use.


  • 2-7/8" wide x 14-15/16" 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


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    First of all, this plane is beautiful! The grain in the tote and knob that I received is incredible. I'm sure you're thinking who cares how it looks, how does it perform? Well, if you take the time to set it up (look up Rob Cosman setting up the 5 1/2, that's the exact process I used) it will exceed your expectations. I was able to take very thin shavings and produce a glass smooth surface on cherry and maple (those were the only two I used it on thus far). I get incredible results and I couldn't be happier.. And for the price?! You can't beat it!

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    I own a lie Nielsen #41/2 and a #7, I needed something in between so I went for the wood river 51/2. This is my new favorite plane. It's the perfect weight, not too heavy to push through the work but heavy enough to stay engaged in the wood without having to bulldog down on the work. The fit and finish is excellent I was taking full length full width full length wispy thin silky smooth shavings within 40 minutes of opening the box with some blade honing of just a micro bevel and using the ruler trick on the flat of the blade. Buy this plane you won't be sorry

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    Outstanding Plane

    I already had the #3, #4, #7 planes (all V3)and I was happy with them...the new 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 should be called the V3.5s. They are much improved. New size of tote fits larger hands better. The adjuster mechanism is much improved. I bought this WR 5 1/2 and a premium 4 1/2 by another company on the same day. The depth adjuster on the WR is absolutely better than the V3s and better than any other plane I own and I have and use tons of planes. Lastly, since I already have many vintage Jack planes, I chose the 5 1/2 on a whim to see how I'd like the size. For the last year, I've kept WR 5 1/2 under my bench because I use it constantly. I seldom touch the other Jacks anymore. Great product. I highly recommend this WR 5 1/2 plane and also the WR 4 1/2.

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