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., as well as a variety of blades for replacement on demand.
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).
TOOLS OF THE INFORMATION AGE, unlike old coping saws, block planes
, and wood chisels, lose their value by the minute.