How To: Choose a hand plane for woodworking

Choose a hand plane for woodworking

Learn about the most common, and popular, hand planes used by crafts people today. At first glance, the whole subject looks complicated, because there are dozens of major plane types and many different variations within each of those categories. But most accomplished woodworkers agree that there is a core list of planes that any woodworker should consider for their toolbox. This video introduces and demonstrates how to choose and select, and use five of the more useful handplanes used by contemporary artisans who work with wood. You'll learn the characteristics and uses of the jack, smooth, rabbit, block, and jointer (try) planes, and you'll see them put through their paces. Watch this video woodworking tutorial and learn how to pick out the right handplane for you.

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