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WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane

WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
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  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
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  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane
  • WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Bench Plane

WoodRiver No. 4-1/2 Smoothing Plane

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Sorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.

I own and recommend WoodRiver V3 planes. These planes are based on the reliable Stanley Bedrock design, are very well made, and have an excellent price point making them a "BEST VALUE."

Traditionally, a smoothing plane is the last plane used on a wood surface. When sharpened and used properly, it produces a finish that surpasses that made by sandpaper.  

Because I keep my jack plane freshly sharpened I normally don’t need to use a smoother, but on those occasions when I do, I reach for my WoodRiver No. 4-1/2.   

  • No. 4-1/2 Plane size: 2-7/8” W x 10-3/8”L with 2-3/8”W blade.

  • Orders outside of Canada MUST include preparation service in order to ensure the plane is perfect before we ship it overseas.
  • Heavy, stress-relieved ductile iron castings.
  • Fully machined adjustable frogs bedded at a 45 degree angle.

  • Thick steel blade and chipbreaker dampens vibration making solid planing.

  • Lightly finished Bubinga handles provide comfort and control.

  • Soles and sides are machined flat and square within tightly held tolerances.

  • Sorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.

Plane Preparation Service.  All planes require some preparation.  For a small fee we offer a complete plane preparation service, for one plane, so that no set-up is required by you. Your plane will be ready to use 'out-of-the-box!  (See Prep Service tab for what is included). 

    Our Plane Preparation Service includes:

    • Chamfer / ease the edges of the plane.

    • Tune the lateral adjustment lever.

    • Remove all of the shipping grease.

    • Ensure the sides are within +/- 1.5 thousanths of an inch of square to the sole.
    • Flatten the back of the lever cap.

    • Flatten and fit the chip-breaker to the blade.

    • Apply a back bevel and sharpen the blade.

    • Test the plane for proper operation and set-up.

    • Apply a light coat of Camellia oil to prevent rust. 

     

    Sorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.

     

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    11/24/2021
    Anonymous
    Canada Canada

    Like a kid waiting for Christmas morning

    My wife didn’t know what to get me for Christmas so I said I had my heart set on this plane. But she is making me wait until Christmas morning. I am sure it will be fine.

    PB
    08/13/2021
    Paul B.
    Canada Canada

    compliments the #6 perfectly

    The plane was almost flawless out of the box. I did minimal fettling and it is now the perfect compliment to my WoodRiver #6 which does the bulk of hand planing in my shop, after any major problems are attacked with my converted Stanley #4 Scrub plane.

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    06/28/2021
    Anonymous
    Canada Canada

    First “real” plane

    The “out of the box” prep’d plane was a true joy to use. This is my first proper quality plane and the prep service made it all the more special to start learning how this tool will start me onto the path of real woodworking. I could not be more pleased.

    A
    06/20/2021
    Anonymous
    Germany Germany

    Perfect - thanks a lot !

    Just great - Rob and his team really cares and has great products !

    M
    06/17/2021
    Matt
    Canada Canada

    Fantastic Smoother

    I received my 4-1/2 the other day. I am very impressed with the quality, and this will not be my last Wood River Plane. I opted to get the Prep Service, and will do again for all future plane purchases. In less than 3 minutes I was taking impossibly fine shavings on Birdseye leaving an incredibly smooth surface. I am also going to be adding a 16000 grit stone to cart on my next purchase based on what I am seeing here. If you want a 4-1/2 look no further.

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