Video: How To Tune Up A Hand Plane - Restore.
The low angle jack plane has an adjustable mouth that can be closed up for precision work or opened for heavier stock removal. The side wings provide ample stability for shooting without resricting access to the blade, lever cap and adjuster. Toothed irons for tearout free stock removal in figured timber are now also available separately.
This plane is a scaled down version of the Veritas Low-Angle Jack Plane. The body is stainless steel that has been precision machined and ground. The plane features a working Norris-style adjuster. Blade Adjustment Should the blade adjustment mechanism ever get out of the proper configuration, reposition the parts as shown at right. This plane is a scaled down version of the Veritas Low-Angle.
Quangsheng planes use the bedrock design, which provides maximum stability and support for the cutting iron, it also allows the frog to be adjusted with the irons in place. The handles are made from selected hardwoods, set off with high quality solid brass fittings. Every Quangsheng plane we sell is warranted against material and manufacturing defects for the rest of the customer's life.
The photo at top shows a moderately cambered jack plane blade projection. Click on it to see a larger version. Adjust the blade for lateral balance with the lever, Norris style adjuster, or hammer, depending on the type of plane. Usually, this is easier to observe and manage with a substantial overall blade projection, which you can then back off to a shallow cutting depth. For a smoothing.
The blade used in a grinding demonstration had a badly pitted back. The pits were removed in a few moments using a coarse Silicon Carbide stone with a standard back bevel setup. How does skewing change the cutting angle? Often, if a plane is producing tearout, it is possible to reduce or eliminate the tearout by skewing the plane. For example, you might angle the plane to the grain direction.
Sharpening and the low angle jack. For christmas I got a Veritas low angle jack plane with the PM-V11 steel at a 25 degree angle. Now i had just recently got the Mk II honing guide. I'm wondering whether I should hone the blade to a higher angle. Currently I use this plane as my all around plane (mainly because it is my only one) so I joint and smooth and such with it. I notice I get tear out.
Fig. 6. - Jack Plane. Fig. 7. - Angle for Plane Iron Edge. Fig. 8 .- Unsuitable Edge. Fig. 9. - Plane Iron. Now a plane iron must be carefully ground, so that the edge is on a line with the sole. If it is on the slant, one side of the iron will project more than the other, with a corresponding difference in the thickness of the shaving removed. The iron will dig into the wood at one corner.