What size is a no 4 plane?
It is a good all-around smoother. The numbers 4 and 5 are by far the most common planes available today when searching for antiques because their blades are 2 inches (5.08 cm) wide, while the 1⁄2 sizes (4-1⁄2 and 5-1⁄2 ) are 2-3⁄8 inch wide.
How long is a Stanley Number 5 plane?
Technical DetailsManufacturerStanley ToolsProduct Dimensions14.17 x 5.59 x 2.68 inchesItem model number1-12-005Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNoItem Package Quantity16 more rows
Can a rabbet plane be used as a shoulder plane?
The wooden rabbet plane is designed for making and tuning rabbets so a slightly wider mouth for a thicker shaving and a higher bed angle for planing tricky grain is more useful. That it can be used for shoulders is just a bonus.
What is a low angle plane for?
A low-angle plane lets the plane iron lie down at a lower angle. Now the history lesson: Once upon a time, long, long ago, wood was cut with hand saws that left ragged edges. These edges had to be planed off for perfectly fitting joints, especially miter joints in frames and cabinets.