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Craftsman  Block Plane, 1-5/8 - 6-5/8 in.

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 6.625 in. L x 1.625 in. W
Product Overview:
Item Weight (lbs.): 1.6
Plane Style: Block plane
Type: Planer
Blade:
Blade Material: Hardened steel

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Block plane with a grey cast iron base with bottoms machined smooth and true. Durable epoxy coating for long lasting protection. Cutter is adjusted for thickness and evenness of shavings by loosening the clamping wheel and manually adjusting cutter as required. Cast in finger rest at front of plane for comfort during use.

  • Hardened and tempered tool steel cutter for cutting edge durability.
  • Cutter rests at a 21 degree angle, ideal for cross grain planing
  • Features machined sides

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    Added on July 17, 2010

     

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    6 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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    Praise2 found this helpful
    sp-train-77
    Mar 28 , 2011
    Basic block plane

    This is another version of the basic block plane that has been in use for decades. This plane lacks adjustments for the cutting blade and for the sole which would allow the user to tune how the plane performs in specific projects. Still, this plane is very reasonably priced and offers the wood crafter a well-built solid tool for smoothing the ends of cut boards ("blocking"). Contemprary coatings give us a finish that will last for decades (many older block planes have lost much of their finish).

    "sacramento" Bruce Conklin

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    sjkeep
    Apr 10 , 2013
    Not So Much
    I found it difficult to get a correct alignment of the blade. When I tightened the wheel, the blade would shift just enough that my cut was only coming from the right side of the blade (about 1/3). I could not hold the blade in place sufficiently to keep this from happening. The depth of cut is also hard to control, but the unevenness of the cut is what frustrates me about this plane. Spend the extra money to have more fine adjustment. If you do get this, set aside plenty of time to hone it in. The bottom of mine was not smooth or flat.
     

    Larry2008

    Jersey City, NJ

    Sep 15 , 2014
    via sears.com
    Overall
    Great buy

    I borrowed an old block plan from my neighbour for one of my DIY projects. It was great! So I bought the exact same type from Sears. The quality is great; easy to adjust and use. I would recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Thsmith1

    Noblesville, IN

    Aug 25 , 2014
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    Overall
    Just a little of the top

    When anyone is working with wood you will need one of these. To make those fine adjustments to edges and take off small needed edges. I not sure any wood worker who has not used one.

    I would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Irock365

    Green Bay, WI

    Aug 19 , 2014
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    Pretty good, but a few concerns

    I bought this Block Plane after having not touched one since High School shop class. For the price it is a pretty descent deal, although I did get it on sale! Which was just a plus for me. It feels solid and sturdy in your hand. I have no concerns with this holding up for a number of projects. This purchase was made for taking a bit off the edge of a door. The Plane performed great! I was finished in no time. And the adjustments on the tool are simple and clear. My only concerns were as follows, 1. This tool only has a year warranty. Which surprised me, I have purchased similar warrantied products in the past. But was let down to find out that this must not fall into the "hand tool, warranty for life" column. 2. As the store cashier was ringing up my purchase. It was then I read on the package "MADE IN MEXICO." Now if I wanted everything I bought to be "MADE IN U.S.A." It would take me 30 days and 14 different store searches to find a single product. But I buy American made when I can. Craftsman products have never really been a brand that I thought I had to look out for where it was made. Just a let down to this shopper, I will keep my eyes peeled on Craftsman brand products in relation to were they are made from now on. And thus make my choices accordingly. I would recommend this to someone who is looking for a Block Plane for a simple straight forward task. For someone who is not a regular in the wood shop.This will get the job done quick and clean. As far as product origin and warranty, you have been warned. The choice is up to you.


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    CURT2

    Jamaica, NY

    Jan 28 , 2014
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    Overall
    ok

    I would recommend this product to a friend.

    The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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    sjkeep

    Lewiston, ID

    Apr 10 , 2013
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    Not So Much

    I found it difficult to get a correct alignment of the blade. When I tightened the wheel, the blade would shift just enough that my cut was only coming from the right side of the blade (about 1/3). I could not hold the blade in place sufficiently to keep this from happening. The depth of cut is also hard to control, but the unevenness of the cut is what frustrates me about this plane. Spend the extra money to have more fine adjustment. If you do get this, set aside plenty of time to hone it in. The bottom of mine was not smooth or flat.


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    Weldersdoitright

    Carteret, NJ

    Feb 11 , 2012
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    The Craftsman Block Plane......

    I bought this for my son. He is currently attending Vocational School for Carpentry and he does little projects in the basement......He loves it! It's one of the best Craftman tools I have ever bought him!


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    pappy1

    Hannibal, MO

    Jan 23 , 2012
    Overall
    Handy and very effective

    This little giant is very effective and effecient to trim edges of drawers etc. Works well and is easy on the hand.   Good tool.  

    I would recommend this product to a friend.

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    sp-train-77

    Rancho Cordova, CA

    Mar 28 , 2011
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    Basic block plane

    This is another version of the basic block plane that has been in use for decades. This plane lacks adjustments for the cutting blade and for the sole which would allow the user to tune how the plane performs in specific projects. Still, this plane is very reasonably priced and offers the wood crafter a well-built solid tool for smoothing the ends of cut boards ("blocking"). Contemprary coatings give us a finish that will last for decades (many older block planes have lost much of their finish).

    "sacramento" Bruce Conklin


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    randy-mary

    Norris City, IL

    Oct 26 , 2009
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    easy to use and clean working.

    I would recommend this product to a friend.

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    Anonymous

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    Jun 23 , 2007
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    4 stars

    I would recommend this product to a friend.

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