block plane


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block plane

[′bläk ‚plān]
(design engineering)
A small type of hand plane, designed for cutting across the grain of the wood and for planing end grains.

block plane

block plane
A small plane, held in one hand; the angle of the cutting blade is low (usually about 20°); esp. used to clean up end grain and miters.
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Some block planes have an adjustable mouth to vary chip thickness.
Like any other cutting tool, the block plane does have one major shortcoming: It doesn't work when the blade is dull.
Photos 2 - 5 show some of the ways you can use a block plane to accomplish everyday carpentry tasks.
You can do this with a block plane or belt sander (we recommend the sander), but be careful not to cut or sand through the thin oak veneer of the plywood.
In severe cases, use either a small block plane (around $15) or a belt sander.
The company now runs a factory each in Taiwan's northern county of Taoyuan and China's southeastern city of Xiamen, and supplies over 300 different kinds of tools, including multi-purpose rasps, bench and block planes, smoothing planes, putty knives, scrapers, joint knives, paint mixers, masonry tools, pulleys, levels and wallpaper tools, etc.
Starting with carpenter rules, pulleys and block planes, he has moved on to snagging wrenches, salesman's samples, hay hooks and farm machinery (which he leaves at home).
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