Bench or 'Jack' planes have a long base and are used for the initial preparation of rough timber.
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.
Blade width: 50mm (2in)
Overall length: 355mm (14in)
|Code||Description||Cutter Width||Overall Length||List Price
|FAIPLANE5||No.5 Jack Plane in Wooden Box||50mm||355mm||£63.08||£75.70||Toolbank|
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I just wanted to make a correction to my above review, but I can't find an edit button.
The thickness of shavings I'm achieving with this plane, now that I've changed the battery in my Vernier caliper, are 0.0010
Reviewed by Tony Minehan on 16th of September 2021
Compared to my Stanley no5, probably from the 1980's, it's the one with the plastic handles, I got it secondhand, the Faithfull outshines it at every turn, whereas the Stanley's sole was convex, (that's probably why it was so cheap) the Faithfull was almost flat and needed very little flattening and yes, you can use it straight out of the box even though honing is recommended. As with the number 4, sharpened, honed and set up correctly, I can get shavings that are gossamer thin 0.0030 to be precise. I can certainly see why this is called a jack !!!
My Stanley ? That's a paperweight.
Well worth the very competitive price, highly recommended.
Reviewed by Tony Minehan on 7th of September 2021
There are no questions for No.5 Jack Plane in Wooden Box