Tool Test Standard Angle Block Planes
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For his most recent tool test of block planes in FWW #228, Mario Rodriguez gathered 23 standard- and low-angle models and compared their performance and quality head to head.Any block plane needs to be comfortable to hold, well-machined, and free of defects.
It needs a thick blade for a smooth cut, easy and smooth blade adjustments, and an adjustable mouth.We published the results for low-angle block planes in the magazine, because Rodriguez concluded that they are all a woodworker really needs.
But there's a long-running debate about which type to use, and many prefer the standard-angle versions.Standard-angle planes are taller, with the blade bedded at around 20° for a 45° cutting angle, and should be better at planing boards with difficult or changing grain.
So if you'd like a standard-angle plane for working tricky grain, here are the test results for those models...