Discover how to shop for and tune up woodworking hand planes. From block planes to bench planes and specialty planes, you'll learn how to get the most out of these classic woodworking tools.
A tool that gets right to the point.
More and more woodworkers are bringing power jointers and planers into their shops, often pushing hand planes into dusty corners. But a plain old plane still comes in handy, even in the most up-to-the-minute shop. Here's one of the handiest: the block plane.
What tools does a beginning woodworker need, and how should he or she acquire them? From a poll of WOOD® magazine staff members, we assembled a basic tool kit.
For paring tenons and rabbets, nothing does the job better than one of these handy hand tools.
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5 Tools every woodworker should own and use religiously.