Hand planes have been around for a very long time–even longer than some of our staff.
Originating thousands of years, the earliest examples have been found in the ruins of Pompeii as well as Roman settlements in Germany and the UK. Today’s planes haven’t really changed design since the mid-1860’s.
Generally, all planes are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of lumber or timber. Planing is also used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on workpieces usually too large for shaping, where the integrity of the whole requires the same smooth surface.
At ITS, we have a detailed and select range of planes for all your wood working needs from trusted brands such as Faithfull, Stanley, Draper, Irwin, MousePlane and Silverline.