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Wooden Handplanes

Wooden Handplanes

Scrub plane
Jointers Plane
Smoothing plane
Jack Plane
Rebate Planes
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Pinie Handplanes from Czech Republic

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The Handplane. 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

The different hand planes at a glance:

Jack plane

The jack plane is used for finishing flat and sensitive wood surfaces. This plane is particularly suitable for softwoods.

Smoothing  plane

The smoothing plane is similar to the jack plane, with the difference that it is used for finishing hardwoods.

Rebate plane

The classic rebate plane is ideal for processing window and door frames due to its narrow and elegant shape. With this plane you can rebate and groove. To get to the difficult and narrow parts of the workpiece, the second step is to use a heel rebate plane, which is much shorter and has the cutting edge at the front end. If you want these two functions in one, choose the double rebate plane. If you also want a particularly fine result, you will be happy with an angled rebate plane. Thanks to its pulling cut, the planing chips are removed much better.

Scrub plane

The scrub plane is suitable for processing coarse wood. It therefore does not deliver a fine result, but rather serves for coarse removal.

Jointers plane

Due to its length, the Jointers planer is ideal for straightening and finishing longer surfaces, regardless of the type of wood.

Frequently asked questions about Wooden Handplanes

  • 1. What is a hand plane used for?

    Hand planes are used to generously remove, precisely level or finely finish wood surfaces. When finishing, the focus is always on the cleanly smoothed surface, which brings out the character of the wood in every detail.

  • 2. How does a plane work?

    On a plane, the plane iron protrudes over the plane sole. The protruding edge is used to remove coarse to very fine chips from the surface of the wood. The protrusion is used to determine the chip thickness.

  • 3. What basic equipment of planes do I need?

    Due to the different application possibilities, this question cannot be answered in a general way. For the beginning, however, it certainly makes sense to purchase a plane for the preparatory work (e.g. roughing plane), one for the fine surfaces (e.g. plastering plane or double plane) and a small one-handed plane for adjustment work, chamfers, etc. 

  • 4. What material is a plane made of?

    Planes are made of wood or metal.

    • Wooden planes: are lighter and allow for less tiring work.
    • Metal planes: run more smoothly due to their higher dead weight, which is particularly advantageous for difficult grain.

    The choice is up to the individual.

  • 5. What are the types of hand planes? 

    There are different planes for different applications. Below you will find a small selection:


    • Plastering planes/double planes: Versatile for all finishing and plastering work. Plaster and double planes produce smooth surfaces that often do not require any further treatment.
    • One-handed plane: Very useful for smoothing edges, finishing small surfaces, planing bevels and curves, and many other applications
    • Rebate plane: For finishing and creating rebates, working on narrow surfaces (e.g. mouldings) and for finishing tenons.
    • Base plane: For crafting grooves and other recesses in wood.
    • Jointers plane: Plane for planing and jointing wood. Straightens uneven surfaces due to its long design.
    • Roughing plane: Usually with a rounded edge, well-suited for preparing for planing with the roughing bench. The roughing plane is used on very uneven, rough surfaces. Can also be used for structuring wooden surfaces