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WoodRiver No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane with Prep Service (Seconds)

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Original price $389.00 - Original price $389.00
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$389.00
$389.00 - $389.00
Current price $389.00
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Sorry, but 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 are100% ready to use out of the box.  See prep service below for description of what we do.

Jack planes are general-purpose bench planes, typically with bodies between 13 and 16 inches long.  As the name implies they are a "jack of all trades" and can perform most of the work of a smoother and on small and medium stock can perform as a jointer plane.

I use my WoodRiver No. 5-1/2 Jack plane for 85% of all my planing operations.  It is my "go to" plane and I recommend it as your first plane purchase.

Plane Description

  • No. 5-1/2 Plane size: 2-7/8" wide x 14-15/16" long with a 2-3/8"-wide blade

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

  • Thick (.125 inch) steel blade and chipbreaker dampens vibration making solid planing.

  • Rockwell 60-62 hardness blade
  • 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 (0.038mm) of perfectly flat.
  • Squaring the sides to within +/- 0.0015 of an inch (0.038mm) of 90 degrees to the now flat sole.
  • Flattening the bottom of the the rear handle (tote) and the front handle (knob) and their boss so they mate properly with no movement.
  • Chamfering / easing all edges and corners on the sole of the plane.
  • Tuning the lateral adjustment lever so it moves freely.
  • Applying a back bevel (Charlesworth ruler trick) to the back of the plane blade.
  • Sharpen the blade using micro-bevels. Final polishing is done using 16,000 grit ceramic waterstone.
  • Flattening the back edge of the lever cap so it mates properly to the chipbreaker.
  • Flattening the leading edge of the chipbreaker so it mates properly to the blade.
  • Testing the operation and set-up of the plane.
  • Removing all of the shipping / packing grease and applying a light coat of camellia oil to all the metal surfaces to prevent rust.
    Sorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.

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      Garry Parsons
      Woodriver 5 1/2

      Very pleased with this plane as it came out of the box ready to go!!!