Which Hand Plane Should I Buy First?
That’s a question I get asked a lot.
If you’re getting in to woodworking by hand then I can’t recommend the No 5, or equivalent jack plane length of plane enough. It’s the most versatile plane and can cover all of your needs of a bench plane.
Even when I have a choice, I can go through a full project build using only my Stanley No 5.
Watch the video to learn why, if I could only have one plane, it would have to be this.
A Dedicated Smoothing Plane – If I could have a second plane to go alongside my No 5, then I’d have to go nice and small. A short length ensures that is can excel at the tasks that a smoothing plane is used for.
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