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WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane with Preparation Service

Original price $399.00 - Original price $399.00
Original price
$399.00
$399.00 - $399.00
Current price $399.00
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Sorry, our agreement with  Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.

I own and recommend WoodRiver V3 planes. These planes are based on the reliable Stanley Bedrock design, are very well made, and have an excellent price point making them a "BEST VALUE."

All of our WoodRiver bench planes receive our Cosman preparation service so they are 100% ready to use out of the box.  See prep service below for description of what we do.

Traditionally, a smoothing plane is the last plane used on a wood surface. When sharpened and used properly, it produces a finish that surpasses that made by sandpaper.  

Because I keep my jack plane freshly sharpened I normally don’t need to use a smoother, but on those occasions when I do, I reach for my WoodRiver No. 4-1/2. 

Plane Description: 

  • No. 4-1/2 Plane size: 2-7/8” W x 10-3/8”L with 2-3/8”W blade.

  • Includes plane preparation service.
  • Heavy, stress-relieved ductile iron castings.
  • Fully machined adjustable frogs bedded at a 45 degree angle.

  • Thick steel blade and chipbreaker dampens vibration making solid planing.

  • Lightly finished Bubinga handles provide comfort and control.

  • Soles and sides are machined flat and square within tightly held tolerances.

  • Sorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.

Plane Preparation Service.  All planes require some preparation.  Our complete plane preparation service makes it so that no set-up is required by you. Your plane will be ready to use 'out-of-the-box!  Our Plane Preparation Service includes: 

  • Flattening the sole to within +/- 0.0015 of an inch perfectly flat.
  • Squaring the sides to within +/- 0.0015 of the sole.
  • Chamfering / ease the edges of the plane.

  • Ensuring the lateral adjustment lever moves freely.

  • Removing all of the shipping grease.

  • Flattening the sole to within +/- 0.0015 of an inch perfectly flat.
  • Squaring the sides to within +/- 0.0015 of the sole.
  • Flattening the back of the lever cap.

  • Flattening and fitting the chip-breaker to the blade.

  • Applying a back bevel to and sharpening the blade up.

  • Testing the plane for proper operation and set-up.

  • Applying a light coat of Camellia oil to prevent rust. 

 Sorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.

 

 

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Customer Reviews

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Darrell Nazar
My Wood River 4 1/2

This plane is excellent .It arrived with Cosman Prep service and this gave me an idea of what sharpness is obtainable with this plane. I have purchased Robs suggested sharpening system and I am very pleased with the results I am getting. The plane is both enjoyable and an ease to use.

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Kim Poehnell
Wood river 4 1/2 smoothing plane

The wood river 4 1/2 smoothing plane:

This is my first hand plane:

- Perfect form, fit and function
- no need for sand paper.

Next purchase will be the 5 1/2

Thank you

M
Michael Delvoye
No. 4 1/2 plane

Excellent

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Anders Brodersen
Super plane!

I now have the 5-1/2 and 4-1/2 planes, and I absolutely love them! The quality of the tool is evident, and the results so far has been super satisfying.
Both were bought with the preparation service, which adds an extra level of confidence buying a tool in Canada to be shipped to Switzerland. With the prep service, you know that what you get is perfect.
Shipping is also amazing. It took about a week from I sent my order until the plane arrived at my door in Switzerland.