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Craftsman  7 in. Plane Block

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 7 in. L x 1.625 in. W
Product Overview:
Item Weight (lbs.): 2
Plane Style: Block plane
Type: Planer
Blade:
Blade Material: Hardened steel

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7 in. plane block with grey cast iron base with bottoms machined smooth and true. Durable epoxy coating for long lasting protection. Cutter is fully adjustable for depth of cut and lateral alignment. Cast in finger rest at front of plane for comfort during use. Cutter rests at a 21 degree angle, ideal for cross grain planing.

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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14 Reviews Write a review
11 Reviewers (79.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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pkrevbro
Oct 23 , 2010
Beginning Block Plane

This is the type of block plane that you learn with as you practice woodworking.  This will allow you learn proper techniques in using the plane as well as proper techniques in plane maintenance such as proper sharpening and replacement of the blades. 

I recommend this plane for people to learn with and then move on to the high end block planes as they gain further skill in woodworking projects.  As you learn using this block plane you'll gain skills that will pay for you as you show off projects down the road.

 

This is the perfect learning block plane.

Criticism2 found this helpful
sp-train-77
Mar 28 , 2011
Average block plane

This plane design is based on a simple block plane produced by Stanley. It is designed to offer an affordable tool to wood crafters who do not need a great deal of adjustment. This plane is best used for squaring (or "blocking") the ends of cut boards. To do this best you need more adjustment of the blade and for the chip size created. Still, this tool will do what many want, quickly square off the ends of boards. The blade is adjustable for depth of cut so the wood crafter will want to keep the depth moderate for better cuts.

"Sacramento" Bruce Conklin

 

Brettsu

Bryan, TX

Jul 24 , 2014
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Bang for your buck

First off, the plane comes unhoned, as most woodworking tools do. The plane is a touch on the flimsy side, but the toe is solid, flat and true. I honed the plane iron by hand using fine and superfine oilstones. After reading the directions and setting up the plane, I am getting consistent, very thin shavings off of a pine 2-by. The plane produces a very nice result, sanding not required. I rate this tool at five stars because I wasn't expecting a Lee Nielsen plane for the pittance I paid, and for the low price it is a far better tool than can be found at any of the big box stores.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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coolfish5

Christiansburg, VA

Mar 27 , 2014
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nice for the price

This is my first plane experience. The blade was not as sharp as possible but did function out of the box. I used the Irwin 3-pc honing set http://www.sears.com/irwin-3-pc-honing-set/p-00936870000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1 to sharpen and it worked even better. The Stanley plane looks nicer but for the price I think this will serve my purposes nicely.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jcd3432

Charlotte, NC

May 19 , 2013
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Very Handy!

After reading some of the reviews about this plane I was a little hesitant to buy, but I have no regrets now. Out of the box the sole was dead flat, and the blade seemed very sharp. I have used it to size down two doors and it made the work almost effortless. My brother (who has never used a handplane) enjoyed using this so much that he is going out today to buy one. I encourage anybody who needs a high quality block plane to check this one out!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ralex

Salt Lake City, UT

Feb 28 , 2013
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Not Flat

Planes work best when they are totally flat. This plane was NOT flat, rather it was extremely cupped. No good.


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Mr-Mac

Harrisburg, IL

Dec 13 , 2012
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Craftsman 7 in. Block Plane

I'm a little late to the party where my fellow Craftsman Community friends are concerned!  Still, I need to chime in!

Like so many others, I had never been a block plane kind of woodworker.  If I could do it with a machine, I was there and only recently decided to try the hand plane way of doing things.  I have had a chance to try and flatten a workpice to join it edge to edge and it worked wonderfully!  I may even consider getting rid of my jointer (not really)!

A good, sharp blade does make the job easier!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GR13

San Antonio, TX

Sep 26 , 2012
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Not just a starter or beginner block plane.

Two other reviews of this plane recommend it for beginning/starting woodworking and nothing else. What a bunch of hooey. This isn't a stone tool. This is a block plane, and a good one. There's nothing wrong with this plane. The parts are the same and it works the same as any "high end" plane, so there's no learning curve for using this plane over a high end plane. I can break edges, make round overs and perform any block plane function with this plane as well as with any other, more expensive, block plane. I have no intention of and no need for getting another block plane. If cared for properly, this plane will do as good a job as any other plane for the rest of my life.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pappy1

Hannibal, MO

Jan 23 , 2012
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sharp and easy to use

I am new to planes.  This is very effective and easy to use.  Being sharp out of the box helps a lot and gives confidence to the beginner like me.  

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fixNmowers

Odessa, TX

Dec 31 , 2011
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Great startout plane

The Craftsman 7 in. Plane Block is a great starter plane for beginning wood workers. I myself am a novice wood worker and got this for a few projects. I have seen several different planes at various prices and degress of tunning, but this one plane was recommended to me as a starter. The plane itself is pretty heavy on weight at 2 pounds and helps guide the tool as you work. The plane has a maximum blade size of 1 5/8".  The cutter rest at 21 degree angle and is ideal for cross cutting or shaving. The plane comes with a 1 year Craftsman limited warranty.. This is not a complicated tool to start out learning on. It works well for my immediate needs. When I get a little more advanced, I will step up to a higher end plane, but for now this plane works just fine for me. If you are just learning woodworking, I would recommend using this plane to get your feet wet on.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fixNmowers

Odessa, TX

Dec 30 , 2011
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Nice plane for the new guy

The Craftsman 7 in. Plane Block is a great starter plane for beginning wood workers. I myself am a novice wood worker and got this for a few projects. I have seen several different planes at various prices and degress of tunning, but this one plane was recommended to me as a starter. The plane itself is pretty heavy on weight at 2 pounds and helps guide the tool as you work. The plane has a maximum blade size of 1 5/8".  The cutter rest at 21 degree angle and is ideal for cross cutting or shaving. The plane comes with a 1 year Craftsman limited warranty.. This is not a complicated tool to start out learning on. It works well for my immediate needs. When I get a little more advanced, I will step up to a higher end plane, but for now this plane works just fine for me. If you are just learning woodworking, I would recommend using this plane to get your feet wet on.


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ejacobi

Milwaukee, WI

Apr 12 , 2011
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Best Plane Block. Period.

This plane block is a perfect fir for any wood worker. It is lightweight, yet durable enough to use on tough strokes. The finger pad is perfect for extra torque. The blade is nice and sharp. This tool does what I need it to do.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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