Four Planes That Earn Their Keep
These quiet hand tools belong in any power workshop
Among all the machines, tools, and jigs in Sven Hanson’s shop, four planes — a smooth plane, jack plane, low-angle block plane, and bullnose plane — are his favorite tools. He talks about Stanley planes, how to set them up and maintain them, and how to integrate them into everyday shop work. He explains what each plane does best and demonstrates five steps to tune a plane. He mentions other types of planes too, but those four take center stage.
From Fine Woodworking #112