Question: How long is a number 3 hand plane?

3 has a blade width of 1-3/4; weight is 3.75 lbs.; length is 9-1/2. Smaller than the No. 4, the No. 3 functions as a smoothing plane for smaller surfaces, as well as performing some of the same tasks as a block plane, with the rear tote making extended use more comfortable.

What is a #3 plane used for?

The primary job of jointer planes is to straighten the wood, a task it excels at by virtue of its long sole (the longer the sole, the straighter the resulting work). The jointer plane is used after the fore plane but before the smoothing plane.

What number is a 14 inch hand plane?

4, Contractor Grade, Smoothing Bottom, 14-Inch (12-905)

Is a jack plane a scrub plane?

The lucky thing is that smoothing planes are small and easier to true than any other bench plane. A scrub plane (foreground) is a smoothing plane with the heart of a roughing plane. A panel plane is just a jack plane with the guts of a smoother. Its the size of a smoothing plane but has a setup for removing material.

What is the shortest bench plane?

smoothing plane The smoothing plane is the shortest of the bench planes. Under the Stanley Bailey numbering system for metal-bodied planes #1 to #4 are smoothing planes, with lengths ranging from 51⁄2 inches (140 mm) to 10 inches (250 mm). The #4 plane, which is 9 inches (230 mm) in length, is the most common smoothing plane in use.

What is the difference between a scrub plane and a jack plane?

The lucky thing is that smoothing planes are small and easier to true than any other bench plane. A scrub plane (foreground) is a smoothing plane with the heart of a roughing plane. A panel plane is just a jack plane with the guts of a smoother. Its the size of a smoothing plane but has a setup for removing material.

When did Stanley stop making Bailey planes?

However, in 1880, Stanley took over as the sole agent for Baileys Victor planes. After a series of patent infringement suits and charges of industrial espionage, Stanley bought the entire Victor production facility in 1884 and then discontinued the line.

How many hand planes do you need?

Although its possible to build up a large stable of planes designated for specialized purposes, you can do everything you need to do with just three essential planes—a block plane, a jointer and a smoothing plane.

Which hand plane should I buy first?

Your first purchases should be a low-angle block plane and a shoulder plane, above. Both help you put a refining touch on the less-than-perfect cuts produced by your power tools.

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