What type of Hand-Planer is this?

My Grandpa recently gave me a super old Hand-Planer which I want to restore, But I don't know it's type...
Does anyone know what type of Hand-Plane this is? I tried to search it on Google, And I think it might be a "Wooden Block-Planer", But I'm not sure

I've attached pictures of it below :)

Also, Am I supposed to say "Hand-Plane" or "Hand-Planer"?

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Yonatan24 (author) 1 year ago

Now I saw this, And it looks to me like I have a Bench-Plane. Also because Of the way that I positioned the blade, The other way didn't work..

Can anyone confirm?

Yeah it's not a block plane, 'cause they have the bevel on the blade facing up. That works best to "chop" through stuff like end grain. Block planes also tend to be shorter (~6 to 6.5 in).

I wouldn't get too caught up in the terminology, though. Block planes are very handy, and while the length of a block plane makes them less useful for planing and joining wood (making it very flat), most any kind of (moderate length) plane can be useful for beveling, smoothing, fitting, etc.

Planer and Joiner are older terms than power tools, and can indeed refer to hand planes.

If you haven't sharpened the iron (blade), I'm sure it needs it. A hand plane doesn't really work correctly unless it's really sharp.

There's something in appreciation of the beauty and art in woodworking when you look through the wood shavings and see you created the perfect paper thin slice of wood. You realize, hey, I made this harbor freight plane work like a champ because I really sharpened the blade well, had just the right technique of gliding over the wood, hit the grain the right way, straight and true, wait,...I marked it on the wrong side...

Spot on for a zen-like experience...

And when that grain tears out, I wanna tear my hair out.

Yonatan24 (author)  gmoon1 year ago


Gmoon, Did you see the first sentence of my new Instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Magn...


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Yonatan24 (author)  gmoon1 year ago



Yonatan24 (author)  caitlinsdad1 year ago

I've been able to make some really thin slices of wood, But not to the point that I wanted-- I've been able to do it with a fairly sharp blade/knife, And by adjusting it at (an estimate) 0.2mm below the body/stock

Use the power of the Force.

Yonatan24 (author)  gmoon1 year ago

Toga_Dan told me that it IS a Block-Plane. Now I'm even more confused...

I think I should just refer to it as a "Hand-Plane" :)

I've sharpened it, But I do need to buy higher grit stones, And maybe a honing guide. Ebay should do.

Looks to me like you have some experience... Do you have a maximum grit that you can recommend for me to buy?

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