The plane. Simply tradition.
The plane is generally regarded as a classic and traditional tool for woodworking. The hand plane is an indispensable tool for carpenters, joiner's and cabinetmakers, especially in surface processing and ambitious craftsmen.
The different hand planes at a glance:
The plaster plane is similar to the double plane, with the difference that it is used for finishing hardwoods.
The double planer is used for finishing flat and sensitive wood surfaces. This plane is particularly suitable for softwoods.
Due to its narrow and elegant shape, the classic planer is ideally suited for processing window and door frames. This plane can be used for folding and grooving. To remember the difficult to reach narrow areas of the workpiece, the second step is to use a heel planer, which is significantly shorter and the cutting edge is at the front end. If you want to use these two functions in one wants, decides on the double ledge plane. If you also want a particularly fine result, you'll be happy with a slanted sash plane. Thanks to its pulling cut, the Much better removed.
The roughing plane is suitable for processing coarse wood. It therefore does not deliver a fine result, but rather serves for coarse removal.
Due to its length, the bench planer is ideal for straightening and finishing longer surfaces, regardless of the type of wood.