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{"id":1448316567618,"title":"WoodRiver No. 4 Smoothing Plane","handle":"woodriver-no-4-smoothing-plane","description":"\u003ch5\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eSorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eI 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.\"\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTraditionally, 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.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBecause 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.   \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eI think the No. 4 is useful for folks with very small hands and low body weight that would find a No. 4-1\/2 too big or heavy to use.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eNo. 4 Plane size: 2-7\/16” wide x 9-7\/8”long with 2”wide blade.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHeavy, stress-relieved ductile iron castings.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFully machined adjustable frogs bedded at a 45 degree angle.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThick steel blade and chipbreaker dampens vibration making solid planing.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLightly finished Bubinga handles provide comfort and control.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSoles and sides are machined flat and square within tightly held tolerances.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eSorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePLANE PREP SERVICE. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAll 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). \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003ePrep Service\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOur Plane Preparation Service includes:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eChamfer \/ ease the edges of the plane.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTune the lateral adjustment lever.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRemove all of the shipping grease.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFlatten the back of the lever cap.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFlatten and fit the chip-breaker to the blade.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eApply a back bevel and sharpen the blade.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTest the plane for proper operation and set-up.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eApply a light coat of Camellia oil to prevent rust. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.myshopify.com\/pages\/product-reviews\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSend Rob Your Product Review by Clicking Here\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \"In my past life I was a tool maker. The workmanship for a production tool like this really impressed me. A quick sharpening and this plane was ready for use. I Just recently started using planes. I had a couple of big store planes that were very cheap and cut ok after a day of tuning\/tweaking, but do not compare to the results I got with this plane.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e    - Trooper82,  Feb 2015\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Outstanding Pla,ne.  I already had the #3, #4, #7 planes (all V3)and I was happy with them...the new 4 1\/2 and 5 1\/2 should be called the V3.5s. They are much improved. New size of tote fits larger hands better. The adjuster mechanism is much improved. I bought this WR 5 1\/2 and a premium 4 1\/2 by another company on the same day. The depth adjuster on the WR is absolutely better than the V3s and better than any other plane I own and I have and use tons of planes. Lastly, since I already have many vintage Jack planes, I chose the 5 1\/2 on a whim to see how I'd like the size. For the last year, I've kept WR 5 1\/2 under my bench because I use it constantly. I seldom touch the other Jacks anymore. Great product. I highly recommend this WR 5 1\/2 plane and also the WR 4 1\/2.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e      - TenDriver December 2015\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e“I like to contribute reviews after the \"honeymoon period\" has worn off ... to that end this plane has been in use for over a year. I own 17 planes ... combination of Stanley (refurbished), L-N and Wood River. The Wood River planes came to my attention via Rob Cosman years ago and after picking up a #4 smoother to try I went on to purchase #3, #5, #6. I would match these against premium planes without hesitation ... in fact when speaking of performance why don't we just go ahead and put W R in the premium category. Are they usable right out of the box? ... no. But with minimal (and I do mean minimal) attention to the blade they are ready to go in minutes. I could go on and on but to sum it up I'd advise that if your on the fence deciding between W-R planes and the premium brands you are doing yourself a serious injustice if you don't grab a Wood River and just try it.”     \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e    - Eric, July 2014\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eVideo\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.myshopify.com\/pages\/product-reviews\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"videoWrapper\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"640\" height=\"360\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/qpAjM01kq_s\" frameborder=\"0\" gesture=\"media\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"349\" src=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\" data-mce-src=\"http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/n_dZNLr2cME?rel=0\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hd=1\"\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eWhich Plane?\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"videoWrapper\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"640\" height=\"360\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/FSgz_ZAO720\" frameborder=\"0\" gesture=\"media\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"349\" src=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\" data-mce-src=\"http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/n_dZNLr2cME?rel=0\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hd=1\"\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2019-01-24T14:37:49-04:00","created_at":"2018-07-12T19:37:12-03:00","vendor":"Woodcraft","type":"Plane","tags":["IN"],"price":17395,"price_min":17395,"price_max":21395,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":12656256614466,"title":"Plane","option1":"Plane","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":3830901211202,"product_id":1448316567618,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-07-12T19:43:09-03:00","updated_at":"2018-11-06T15:43:13-04:00","alt":null,"width":1080,"height":810,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2302\/5983\/products\/IMG_5817_1080x810.jpg?v=1541533393","variant_ids":[12656256614466]},"available":true,"name":"WoodRiver No. 4 Smoothing Plane - 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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.\"\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTraditionally, 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.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eBecause 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.   \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eI think the No. 4 is useful for folks with very small hands and low body weight that would find a No. 4-1\/2 too big or heavy to use.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eNo. 4 Plane size: 2-7\/16” wide x 9-7\/8”long with 2”wide blade.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHeavy, stress-relieved ductile iron castings.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFully machined adjustable frogs bedded at a 45 degree angle.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThick steel blade and chipbreaker dampens vibration making solid planing.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eLightly finished Bubinga handles provide comfort and control.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSoles and sides are machined flat and square within tightly held tolerances.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eSorry, our agreement with Woodcraft restricts us from shipping WoodRiver Planes to the U.S.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePLANE PREP SERVICE. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAll 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). \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003ePrep Service\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOur Plane Preparation Service includes:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eChamfer \/ ease the edges of the plane.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTune the lateral adjustment lever.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRemove all of the shipping grease.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFlatten the back of the lever cap.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFlatten and fit the chip-breaker to the blade.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eApply a back bevel and sharpen the blade.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTest the plane for proper operation and set-up.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eApply a light coat of Camellia oil to prevent rust. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.myshopify.com\/pages\/product-reviews\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eSend Rob Your Product Review by Clicking Here\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \"In my past life I was a tool maker. The workmanship for a production tool like this really impressed me. A quick sharpening and this plane was ready for use. I Just recently started using planes. I had a couple of big store planes that were very cheap and cut ok after a day of tuning\/tweaking, but do not compare to the results I got with this plane.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e    - Trooper82,  Feb 2015\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Outstanding Pla,ne.  I already had the #3, #4, #7 planes (all V3)and I was happy with them...the new 4 1\/2 and 5 1\/2 should be called the V3.5s. They are much improved. New size of tote fits larger hands better. The adjuster mechanism is much improved. I bought this WR 5 1\/2 and a premium 4 1\/2 by another company on the same day. The depth adjuster on the WR is absolutely better than the V3s and better than any other plane I own and I have and use tons of planes. Lastly, since I already have many vintage Jack planes, I chose the 5 1\/2 on a whim to see how I'd like the size. For the last year, I've kept WR 5 1\/2 under my bench because I use it constantly. I seldom touch the other Jacks anymore. Great product. I highly recommend this WR 5 1\/2 plane and also the WR 4 1\/2.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e      - TenDriver December 2015\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e“I like to contribute reviews after the \"honeymoon period\" has worn off ... to that end this plane has been in use for over a year. I own 17 planes ... combination of Stanley (refurbished), L-N and Wood River. The Wood River planes came to my attention via Rob Cosman years ago and after picking up a #4 smoother to try I went on to purchase #3, #5, #6. I would match these against premium planes without hesitation ... in fact when speaking of performance why don't we just go ahead and put W R in the premium category. Are they usable right out of the box? ... no. But with minimal (and I do mean minimal) attention to the blade they are ready to go in minutes. I could go on and on but to sum it up I'd advise that if your on the fence deciding between W-R planes and the premium brands you are doing yourself a serious injustice if you don't grab a Wood River and just try it.”     \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e    - Eric, July 2014\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eVideo\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.myshopify.com\/pages\/product-reviews\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"videoWrapper\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"640\" height=\"360\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/qpAjM01kq_s\" frameborder=\"0\" gesture=\"media\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"349\" src=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\" data-mce-src=\"http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/n_dZNLr2cME?rel=0\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hd=1\"\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eWhich Plane?\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"videoWrapper\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"640\" height=\"360\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/FSgz_ZAO720\" frameborder=\"0\" gesture=\"media\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"349\" src=\"\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\" data-mce-src=\"http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/n_dZNLr2cME?rel=0\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hd=1\"\u0026amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

WoodRiver No. 4 Smoothing Plane

Product Description

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.   

I think the No. 4 is useful for folks with very small hands and low body weight that would find a No. 4-1/2 too big or heavy to use.

  • No. 4 Plane size: 2-7/16” wide x 9-7/8”long with 2”wide blade.

  • 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 PREP 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.

    • 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. 

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     "In my past life I was a tool maker. The workmanship for a production tool like this really impressed me. A quick sharpening and this plane was ready for use. I Just recently started using planes. I had a couple of big store planes that were very cheap and cut ok after a day of tuning/tweaking, but do not compare to the results I got with this plane."

        - Trooper82,  Feb 2015

     

    "Outstanding Pla,ne.  I already had the #3, #4, #7 planes (all V3)and I was happy with them...the new 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 should be called the V3.5s. They are much improved. New size of tote fits larger hands better. The adjuster mechanism is much improved. I bought this WR 5 1/2 and a premium 4 1/2 by another company on the same day. The depth adjuster on the WR is absolutely better than the V3s and better than any other plane I own and I have and use tons of planes. Lastly, since I already have many vintage Jack planes, I chose the 5 1/2 on a whim to see how I'd like the size. For the last year, I've kept WR 5 1/2 under my bench because I use it constantly. I seldom touch the other Jacks anymore. Great product. I highly recommend this WR 5 1/2 plane and also the WR 4 1/2."

          - TenDriver December 2015

     “I like to contribute reviews after the "honeymoon period" has worn off ... to that end this plane has been in use for over a year. I own 17 planes ... combination of Stanley (refurbished), L-N and Wood River. The Wood River planes came to my attention via Rob Cosman years ago and after picking up a #4 smoother to try I went on to purchase #3, #5, #6. I would match these against premium planes without hesitation ... in fact when speaking of performance why don't we just go ahead and put W R in the premium category. Are they usable right out of the box? ... no. But with minimal (and I do mean minimal) attention to the blade they are ready to go in minutes. I could go on and on but to sum it up I'd advise that if your on the fence deciding between W-R planes and the premium brands you are doing yourself a serious injustice if you don't grab a Wood River and just try it.”     

        - Eric, July 2014

     

     

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