DIY Network

Tools Central

All About Hand Planes, Rasps and Files

Planes are used to shave fairly small amounts of wood off of long wooden boards. Rasps and files have functions similar to planes, but remove material in a different way.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

More in Home Improvement

+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Small Block Plane Used for Fine and Light Work
Featured Products in This Gallery

DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Compact Block Planes

Block planes are smaller than smoothing planes and are capable of finer shaving because the iron is set at a shallow angle. The iron is positioned bevel-up in a block plane, but bevel-down in a bench plane. A block plane is normally used one-handed, but pressure can be applied with the other hand if necessary. The block plane is particularly useful for planing the end grain.

Advertisement

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

All About…

More Topics