Why Use a Hand Plane?

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If all of your woodworking has been done with nothing but power tools, and done successfully, you may wonder why you should bother learning to master the use of woodworking hand tools. In this video, Tom Caspar provides a dose of reality on why hand planes are beneficial to use and even performs some tasks better than power tools. He provides some compelling reasons to try hand planing on portions of your next woodworking project.

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  1. Laurence Lance

    With a really sharp high quality blade, like the IBC shown here and sharpened to 16,000 Japanese grit, no sanding is needed. It’s very possible to take a shaving measuring 0.0005 of an inch.

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