Smoothing planes, as their name implies, are designed for smoothing and final finishing.
Made with a quality grey cast iron body for strength and stability with precision ground base and sides for flatness and squareness. Machined seatings eliminate movement and blade judder. A lever cap with a brass locking screw secures the blade assembly and enables easy release for sharpening. Wooden handles and guidance knobs maximise user comfort. A solid brass blade adjustment nut completes the appeal of these traditional tools.
Presented in a fine hinged wooden storage case.
Blade will require honing before use.
Cutter width: 50mm (2in)
Overall length: 254mm (9.3/4in)
|Code||Description||Cutter Width||Overall Length||List Price
|FAIPLANE4B||No.4 Smoothing Plane in Wooden Box||50mm||254mm||£35.70||£42.84||Toolbank|
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Fine grain steel, hard enough to take and keep 8000 grit edge, soft enough to be quickly lapped. Expect to put in about an hour on lapping and tuning. But from that point on, it cuts perfectly and leaves a glass finish. Very competitive price Vs buying old or premium. Perfect weight, solid handles. I wont hesitate to buy faithfull tools in future.
Reviewed by Joinery student on 14th of March 2020
This plane offers very good value for money. The presentation box is a nice touch. The blade adjustment is very easy to use and better than my Stanley. I honed the blade on a diamond stone before use and the plane cut very well indeed. It does feel a little cheap compared to my Stanley however the price of the Faithfull is so low I can tolerate it. Would recommend.
Reviewed by Tool Chest on 6th of December 2012
There are no questions for No.4 Smoothing Plane in Wooden Box