Luban plane

Quangsheng Luban No. 102 Bronze Apron Plane
Quangsheng
£67.95
Cast in bronze, this delightful little block plane is traditionally carried in the apron pocket, ready for immediate and frequent use. Compact and easy to use with one hand, it has a 25 degree T10 bevel up blade bedded at 12 degrees. Like it's larger cousins it has a 'smoother than liquid chocolate' low ratio type 3 adjuster. In the early stages of a piece, an apron plane might be used to make small adjustments to the ends of squared timber blanks, or to create chamfers on waste material before it is cut away, both to aid visibility and prevent breakout. In the later stages it may be used to fine tune joinery or sliding components to achieve the desired fit; or to take tiny threads off sharp corners to strengthen them. In some cases it may even be needed after a piece is finished, to correct the odd squeak or binding drawer. Specifications: Body: Cast bronze (so it won't rust). Weight 470g / 1lb. Conforms to British Standard. 3mm thick, 32mm wide cutting iron cutting iron made from T10 carbon steel hardened to RC60-63. Sole dimensions 137mm x 35 - 40mm (coffin sided). Notes on use: To adjust the blade, loosen the cap wheel until it is just beginning to exert the lightest possible pressure on the blade. Position the blade laterally with finger and thumb and then, with the plane sole down on a piece of timber, advance the blade until it just makes contact with the surface. Wind the cap iron screw twice (about half a rotation) and take a test shaving and adjust if necessary. You don't need to apply all of the tension that the thumbwheel is capable of, it has the mechanical advantage of a screw thread and a 2:1 lever advantage, so two twists is plenty.
Qiangsheng Luban Low Angle Block Hand Plane
Rutlands
£70.95
• Use for cutting and trimming end grain as well as fine tuning work• Solid cast steel body precision ground for a flat sole and square wings• Adjustable mouth controls the depth of cut from deeper cuts to fine wispy shavings• Integrated palm rest makes this plane exceptionally comfortable to hold and use• 3mm thick, high carbon steel blade bevelled to 25°• Blade is bedded at an angle of 12° giving an overall cutting angle of 37°• Plane measures : 165mm long by 44mm wide | Weighs : 810gBased in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world....
Qiangsheng Luban Standard Angle Block Hand Plane
Rutlands
£70.95
• The perfect choice for working along or across the grain• Solid cast steel body precision ground for a flat sole and square wings• Fine pitch blade adjustment thread for improved blade setting accuracy• Integrated palm rest makes this plane exceptionally comfortable to hold and use• 3mm thick, high carbon steel blade bevelled to 25 degree• Plane measures : 165mm long | Weighs : 850gBased in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world.Designed for making trimming and fine adjustment cuts, the block plane is an invaluable tool in the workshop. Made from premium quality cast steel, this block plane is fully stress relieved and precision ground to exacting tolerances to be square and flat. This block plane has a modified body casting to make it more responsive in use and a finer pitch blade adjustment thread for improved blade setting accuracy.
Qiangsheng Luban No 101 Bronze Low Angle Block Hand Plane
Rutlands
£60.95
• Designed for precise, small scale work• Used by musical instrument makers, pattern and model makers and fine cabinet makers• Produced from a single bronze casting, the body of the plane is precision ground• Sole measures 87mm x 30mm and features a 22mm blade• Low angle blade design, invaluable when working with end grain• Made By Qiangsheng LubanBased in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world....This beautifully made miniature plane is designed for model makers, pattern makers and fine cabinet makers. It is favoured by luthiers for small scale precision work where a larger plane would be difficult to use or gain access. The sole of the plane measures 87mm in length by 30mm in width and features a 22mm wide plane iron made from RC62 high carbon steel. This low angle plane will prove invaluable when working with end grain and the mouth is easily adjustable for the depth of cut required, from deep aggressive cuts to fine translucent shavings. Produced from a single bronze casting, the body of the plane is precision ground for a flat sole. This is the prefect plane for any discerning woodworkers requiring precise small-scale work.
Qiangsheng Luban No 91 Shoulder Hand Plane
Rutlands
£92.95
• Designed for cleaning up tenons, rabbets and dadoes or creating joints• Adjustable toe to control the throat opening and minimise end grain tear• Body made from stress relieved ductile steel that is machined flat and square• Beautifully balanced for control and single handed operationBased in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world. This plane has been designed on the Edward Preston classic shoulder plane yet has the added feature of an adjustable toe. The adjustable toe controls the throat opening and minimise end grain tear out. The body of the plane is made from a stress relived ductile steel which is machined to a tolerance of +/- 0.001mm to ensure that the sole is both flat and square. The blade adjustment mechanism is both smooth and precise to control the depth of cut and allow for fine finishing on both hard and softwoods.Extremely well balanced, you can with one hand clean up tenons, rabbets and dadoes and create joints. The blade is made from a hardened tool steel that is excellent at retaining a keen sharp edge. The sole of the plane measures 130mm x 12mm with a maximum height including the top lever of 60mm. This is an exceptionally well designed plane that will prove invaluable to any cabinetmaker.
Qiangsheng Luban No 112 Scraper Plane
Rutlands
£145.95
• Perfect tool for hand finishing large or delicate work surfaces, such as veneers, marquetry or burrs• Takes a very light cut to produce a smooth clean surface, irrelevant of grain direction• Blade is ground at 45 degrees and burnished to produce a hook that does the cutting• Micro-fine adjustment to produce extremely very fine shavings• Second to none for hand finishing of exotics, burrs and veneersBased in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world. This scraper plane is the perfect tool for hand finishing large or delicate worksurfaces, such as veneers, marquetry or burrs. Scraper planes work on the principle of taking a very light cut to produce a smooth clean surface, irrelevant of grain direction and without tear out. The scraper blade is ground at 45 degrees and burnished to produce a hook that does the cutting. To increase the depth of cut you simply turn the dial to lean the blade forward and lean back for a shallower cut. Very light mallet taps to the top of the scraper blade can be used for micro-fine adjustment to produce extremely very fine shavings.
Quangsheng Luban No. 22 Bronze Infill Mitre Plane
Quangsheng
£199.99
Designed for accurate trimming, particularly on endgrain, the mitre plane is one of the oldest types of handplane. Often used in conjunction with a shooting board, the high sides of the mitre plane provide excellent registration, mitre planes have an incredibly tight mouth to keep the plane correctly engaged as it reaches the end of the workpiece.. The Luban No.22 differs from 19th century infill mitre planes in that it has a movable frog with the iron fitted bevel down. This serves three purposes, it tidies up the rear of the plane making it easier to grip, eliminates the potentially fragile thin area behind the mouth and the design is better suited to mechanised production. The cutting geometry remains the same, and with a 3mm thick carbon steel cutting iron clamped to a rigid slab of bronze you have all the solidity you could ever wish for. Mitre plane irons are ground square and set square, with such a fine mouth there is very little scope for lateral adjustment. Instead the accuracy is inherited from the sole or sides of the main casting. There is however, an adjuster for fine tuning the depth of cut.
Qiangsheng Luban No 95 Edge Hand Plane
Rutlands
£81.95
• Designed to trim the edges of stock or boards square• Angles can be produced by fitting a wooden angle block to the fence• Low angle blade for fine planing of both cross and end grain• For right handed use• Integral 90 degree precision machined fenceBased in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world. This is a premium performance plane based on the original No. 95 Edge Plane. It is designed to precisely and squarely trim the edges of stock or jointing boards and due to the low angle blade ensures fine planing on both cross and end grain at 90 degrees to the face. You can when required plane angles by adding home made wood blocks to the inner face of the fence.The edge plane is designed for right hand use and the body is manufactured from cast steel which has been CNC machined on all working faces. The 32mm wide blade is machined from T10 tool steel with a cut edge of 25 degrees and is held in place with a polished stainless steel lever cap and knurl screw. Weighing only 850g you can comfortably control the plane single handed. Finished in an epoxy powder coated paint this is a very precise edge plane that will allow for super fine cabinet making.
Qiangsheng Luban Low Angle Rebate & Standard Angle Block Hand Planes - Set of 2
Rutlands
£134.95
• Qiangsheng Luban Low Angle Rebate Block Plane...• Offers both end grain cutting and flush cutting capabilities• Precision machined cast steel body that will stay true throughout its working life• Features a 3.17mm thick full width high carbon steel blade• Fine pitch blade adjustment thread makes blade setting incredibly accurate• Bronze cap iron features an integrated palm rest• Plane measures : 167mm long x 45mm wide• Qiangsheng Luban Standard Angle Block Plane...• The perfect choice for working along or across the grain• Solid cast steel body precision ground for a flat sole and square wings• Fine pitch blade adjustment thread for improved blade setting accuracy• Integ*TWIN PACK OFFER* ....Contains the Qiangsheng Luban Low Angle Rebate Block Plane and the Qiangsheng Luban Standard Angle Block Plane....Based in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world.
Qiangsheng Luban No 93 Shoulder Plane
Rutlands
£145.95
• The largest of the three shoulder planes from Qiangsheng• Extra mass offers increased stability and registration when working up to an edge• No better plane for trimming the shoulder of a tenon to perfection or precise rebating• Adjustable toe design controls throat opening to minimise tear out• Stress relieved ductile steel body machined square and flat• 15 degree low bed angle combined with 25 degree blade bevel gives a 40 degree cutting angle• Sole length of 210mm with a width of 25mm and weight of 1.8kgBased in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world. This is the largest of the three shoulder planes from Qiangsheng and due to its extra bulk and mass, it offers increased stability and registration when working up to an edge. Many woodworkers find that this shoulder plane is the easiest to control and use. Based on the original Edward Preston and Sons' plane design you will find no better plane for trimming the shoulder of a tenon to perfection or for precise rebating work.