Great Hand Planes – Not Expensive – US
My woodworking has sent me on a journey of discovery. I know we are always learning but I have to admit this learning is not a chor but an experience which I welcome.
Hand planes are not just a hunk of iron but they are an extension to our creativity. When I pick up my beloved Stanley N07 I feel at home. These great tools not only do a job but instil a kind of confidence in us a people. Creativity is King.
Stanley – No.4 Premium Bench Plane
This Stanley Sweet heart plane is a great addition to any toolkit.
What sets this Plane apart from others
- 3mm thick 02 tool steel
- Cherry Tote (handle) and knob
- quality casting
Stanley 12-905 14-Inch No.5 Contractor Grade Smooth Bottom Bench Plane
Stanley 1-12-137 62-Low Angle Sweetheart Jack Plane
Stanley 7 Jointer Plane 2.3/8in 1-12-007
Taytools 469614 Smoothing Bench Hand Plane #4, 9-3/4 Inch Sole, Ductile Cast Body, Lapped Sides and Bottom, Blade RHC 55-60, Sapele Handle and Tote
Taytools 465944 Jack Smoothing Bench Hand Plane #5-1/2, 14-3/4 Inch Sole, Ductile Cast Body, Lapped Sides and Bottom, Blade RHC 55-60, Sapele Handle and Tote
Taytools 469591 Fore Bench Hand Plane #6, 18 Inch Sole, Ductile Cast Body, Lapped Sides and Bottom, Blade RHC 55-60, Sapele Handle and Tote
Taytools 468280 Number 62 Low Angle Jack Plane with 12 Degree Bend, 14 Inches Overall,
The Taytools brand is not one I am familiar with but reviews I have read have been favourable. This particular low angle plane is a popular model at a price which any Ductile Cast Iron Body plane with a Blade Hardness of 55-60 HRC should be. During my research reading reviews on, this plane I way pleasantly surprised at the positive comments. Like the Stanley models, it can do with some tuning. Maybe it is proving to be difficult to find reasonably priced hand planes without spending high-end tool prices like Veritas or Lie Neilsen.