Question: What hand planes should I start with?

Q. What hand plane is good for beginners? A decent all-around hand plane, either a #4 smoothing hand plane or a #5 jack plane will give you a good start. As you become more adept at using a hand plane, you may want to add specialty planes to your hand tool collection.

Are hand planers good?

Electric handheld planers come in all kinds of sizes and can do all kinds of jobs. They are essential for standard construction jobs like erecting stud-work. They can help you reclaim old timber by quickly stripping away discolored wood and squaring up battered edges.

Do Electric hand planers work?

Power planers do the work of jack planes but faster. Both the planer and the circular saw are powerful electric-powered tools; they do much the same work that the jack plane and handsaw do, or once did, but they do it more quickly, sometimes more efficiently and accurately, and always at a higher decibel level.

Can I use a hand planer as a jointer?

A planer can be used as a jointer by following a few woodworking tricks. If your workshop doesnt have a jointer to square up an edge or your wood piece is too large to fit through, you can use your planer to flatten both pieces of wood.

How long is a #4 hand plane?

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