Wood Plane

Used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of timber.

Block Plane

A small plane designed for cutting across end grain.

Hand Plane

A tool to smooth and true wood surfaces, consisting of a blade fastened in frame at an angle with hand grips to slide it along the board.

Shoulder Plane

A hand plane related to and similar to a rebate plane but with a low cutting blade angle mainly used for planing end the grain of shoulder joints in tennons.

Thickness Planer

A power-fed rotary planer that trims the surface of a board to a certain thickness.

See also: Hand Plane, Planing, Thickness Planer.

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