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 handplanes at a glance:
The jack plane is used for finishing flat and sensitive wood surfaces. This plane is particularly suitable for softwoods.
The smoothing plane is similar to the jack plane, with the difference that it is used for finishing hardwoods.
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.
The scrub 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 Jointers planer is ideal for straightening and finishing longer surfaces, regardless of the type of wood.