Small Chisel Plane
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Think of a chisel plane as a chisel perched atop a wedge to control the angle, edge in front, and depth adjustment to control the cut. This simple idea has many practical applications: from removing excess glue to trimming proud dowels and pocket hole plugs. At 4-1/2" long (5" OAL) by...
- Excellent for removing excess glue
- Rimming pocket hole plugs
- Stainless steel investment cast body and Mn65 steel blade
- Handy, small size
- Dimensions (L x W): 4-1/2" x 1-3/4"
- Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.
- Body Material: Investment cast stainless steel
- Blade Material: Mn65 steel
- (1) WoodRiver Chisel Plane - Small
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I’m sure it’s a great plane but I couldn’t say I’ve ever used it. Not because chisel planes have no role to play working wood. Nor because I’ve been taking a deep dive on “Stranger Things.” Nope. This $90 sawdust accumulator/shelf clutterer has a plane iron that tapers like the letter ‘V’ and can’t be clamped into a honing guide. So unless I want to go watch Rob Cosman on freehand sharpening for a non trivial number of hours and practice for good many more (practicing sharpening, not actually sharpening, mind you. And All the while all my dull chisels and plane irons pass their days neglected!) I guess I can’t use it. Which is lovely and wonderful and exactly as I hoped .
Where are the instructions?
Second Wood River plane I have purchased. First was a shoulder plane. Love them both but!!!! neither of the two came with any instructions whatsoever, why do I have to go online to find out how to adjust these planes. Wasted a lot of time researching adjustment. When I buy a new tool, tell me how it works.
Well Made, Real Deal, (Ain't Cheap)
Use anywhere you'd use a chisel to clean up or level, especially in corners of joinery. Blade is substantial and came at exactly 25 degrees. I think it's a copy of an old tool I've never seen or used before, but this is very good quality and useful. With a little practice you can control it, shave cross-grain, etc. without butchering. I'm already using it more than I thought I would. The iron is sharp and exposed, needs to be kept in a box or holder that covers the blade. Not something you can leave exposed in a work area.
Ok, I love this little guy. When you first get it, it does have sharp edges which need to be addressed with a file, but that is no big deal especially considering the price. The blade was almost perfect and the sole was dead flat. Bottom line: BUY THIS PLANE, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
very nice for the price
very nice construction- good weight- perfect for trimming edges in corners- pegs, dovetails, etc.
A Very Nice Tool
small chisel plane
I was surprised at the high quality of the fit and finish of this small chisel plane ! Lie nielsen equivalent costs 2X as much. Being a retired tool&diemaker, I am impressed.
Does the job
This tool is so useful for leveling joints
Great little tool
Fit and finish is excellent.