Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: Krenov style plane jams
Response To:
Krenov style plane jams ()

Jérôme
Jaming is quite common with wooden planes, since their design usually implies a chimney kind of escapement, where metal planes are usually more "open".

If the shavings get clogged by one side only, it's usually something inside grabbing them (rough spot, gap between the blade and chip breaker / cap, ...). This part is just maintenance and smoothing.

It they appear to be clogged in a tidy parallel fashion, then I would blame the geometry. This part is where great planes stand out.

Of course, a picture of your plane could help.

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