September 20, 2021

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Three Mid-Priced Handplanes Tested for a Year

2 min read

I tested three planes for year. Is one of them right for your shop and budget?
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Planes in this video:

Stanley Sweetheart No. 4: (affiliate)
Stanley Sweetheart Low Angle Jack: (affiliate)
Kunz Plus Smoothing Plane: (affiliate)
ECE Jack Plane: (non-affiliate)
ECE Jack in Europe: (non-affiliate)


Take your planing to the next level with these videos:

Hand tools for $100 #3: Fast plane restoration with BENCH GRINDER:

True Beginner: Learn to use your hand plane!:

True Beginner: Basic Sandpaper Sharpening

Will a premium plane really cut "out of the box"?:

Super-tuning the Stanley 12-404 plane:

Fast freehand sharpening: no jigs, no guides, no sandpaper:

Also, check out this playlist, All About Handplanes:


Make your own planes with the Specialty Plane Bundle! It includes:
– Router Plane
– Spoke Shave
– Low Angle Jack Plane
– Rabbet Plane
– Grooving Plane


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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw:
Dewalt Panel Saw:
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw:
(Winner of the affordable dovetail-saw shootout.)
Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw:
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw:
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife:
Narex True Imperial Chisels:
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels:
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

Honing Guide:
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone:
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone:
Green buffing compound:

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife:
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square:
Stanley Marking Knife:
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig:
Round-head Protractor:

Forstener Bits:
Spade Bits:

Orange F Clamps:
Screw Clamp:

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