Which Woodworking Hand Planes Do you Need First?

Joshua Farnsworth talks about which hand plane you should buy first for traditional woodworking. The below link leads to his list of the basic set of hand tools that you'll need when getting started in traditional woodworking:

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4 Comments

  1. Hey, so I’m not exactly a beginner, more of an intermediate. I’ve worked
    with some rough reclaimed wood like boxcar floors and grade one walnut.
    Anyway, I usually use my Ryobi electric hand planer and then go over with a
    belt sander and orbital. I’m probably going to invest in a 13″ planer at
    some point, but I also was thinking about getting a jack plane to
    experiment with. I was hoping you could refer me to a good one for a decent
    price. I’d like one that’s new with a ready-to-go blade right out of the
    box. Mostly I don’t understand the blades (i.e., how they come, how I can
    adjust them, when I need to adjust them, when I need to replace them, etc.)
    Really I’m looking for a affordable, quick, by-hand solution to level out
    the face of some lumber before I start sanding it. (The blades on my
    electric planer tend to crack or chip, which can leave ridges, and matching
    up each pass with it can be a real pain.) Any information would be really
    helpful. Thanks for your time!

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  3. +Tion Camang Don’t buy new. Not worth it. The Neilsen ones are very nice
    but extremely expensive. And the WoodRiver planes from Woodcraft are cheap
    China metal crap. You need to get a nice 50yr to 100 yr old Stanley and
    restore it. I’d start with a #5. $40 on ebay. Some are good to go. But
    forget about “ready-to-go” blades. That status does not last long. You need
    to invest in a sharpening stone $100 and watch the videos by Paul Sellers.
    So all in $140 and it will blow away anything you can get new.

  4. what is the difference between jack plane block plane etc

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