Our Planes

Because of the high quality and reputation of our planes customers should expect a wait to receive any plane order. Please call for availably and to place orders.

A note of Caution: Our planes are single-iron planes. As such there is nothing but a firmly set wedge to keep these irons from falling through the mouth of the plane. Please read and follow the instructions included with the plane.

Planes from Old Street Tool are based on early 18th Century British planes which we believe represent the highest quality planes ever produced. We offer the complete line described by Richard Neve in his 1736 The City and Country Purchaser's BUILDERS DICTIONARY. These planes will enable a woodworker to complete nearly any work traditionally done with hand planes and is the most complete line of planes offered in North America since the demise of the Sandusky Tool Company in 1925.

For better balance and control, and in keeping with 18th Century style, our toted planes have off-set totes for right handed use. If a plane is intended for left handed use, please let us know when ordering.


Fore Plane
The Old Street Tool fore plane is an 18" long roughing plane with a 2" wide cambered iron. This is the traditional workhorse plane that does the lion's share of stock removal when preparing and thicknessing stock. The fore plane has a comfortable closed tote designed for heavy work and has a 50° bedded iron.


Jack Plane
The jack plane is a smaller lighter version of a roughing plane and may be preferred when preparing stock of smaller dimensions. The Old Street Tool jack plane is 15" long, has a 1 3/4" 50° bedded iron and has an open tote for wonderfully agile feel.


Trying plane
Ideally the trying plane is used for final truing up when preparing stock. Old Street Tool's trying plane is available in both 50° and 55° bed angles to make stock preparation predictable and dependable. The 24" length is ideal for final truing of stock and these planes have 2 1/4" wide irons.


Jointer plane
Jointing long edges and some other special purpose applications are easier with a longer plane. A Old Street Tool jointer plane is approximately 30" long, has a 50° bed and a 2 1/4" wide iron.


Strike-block plane
The Old Street Tool strike-block plane is essentially a bevel-down 14" long miter plane with a 40° bed angle and a wide 2 1/2" iron. This plane is intended for fine end grain cuts and care must be taken to maintain a bevel angle of around 25° with this plane to avoid clearance angle issues. Ideally this plane is used with a shooting board.



Smoothing plane
Old Street Tool's standard smooth plane is a 6 5/8" long 55° bedded plane with a 1 5/8" iron. We find this size ideal for the localized clean-up work of a smooth plane and it is very comfortable to use with amazing agility and control.

Special order smooth plane widths can be made:
1 1/4" wide iron
2" wide iron



Rabbet planes
The rabbet planes suggested by Old Street Tool have square irons but skewed iron rabbet planes can be made. We find square versions more versatile and easier to control.
5/8" square rabbet
3/4" square rabbet
7/8" square rabbet
1 1/4" square rabbet
1/2" skew rabbet
7/8" skew rabbet
1 1/4" skew rabbet



Plow plane
While wooden plow planes evolved into bulky and clumsy presentation pieces whose main advantage was they were less expensive than gold watches, the Old Street Tool plow plane is true to the original functional form. These user friendly planes are at home on the bench and perform with a grace not shared by their bigger distant cousins. These planes have a hand-fitting 7 1/4" skate length and come with eight properly fitting irons. The iron widths are 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2" and 5/8"



Hollow and round planes
A half set of Old Street Tool includes 9 matched pair of planes. These are usually purchased in the even sizes which include 1/8",1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4"and 1 1/2". The soles are profiled with concave and convex 60° arcs meaning that the sole width equals the radius of the profile. These can also be ordered in the odd sizes and those sizes include 1/16", 3/16", 5/16", 7/16", 9/16", 11/16", 7/8", 1 1/8", and 1 3/8". Usually bedded at 55° for hard woods but also available at 50°.



Snipes-bill planes
Snipes-bill planes are made in mirror image pairs and are used in conjunction with rabbet planes and hollows and rounds to produce moldings. With the combination of these planes it is quick and direct to produce about any profile of furniture length moldings. Old Street Tool snipes-bill planes are shoulder boxed with persimmon and are important companions to our hollow and round planes. We suggest a 50° bed angle for snipes-bill planes.



Side round planes
Side round planes from Old Street Tool cut 90° of arc with a 1/2" radius and are helpful when creating a recessed flat or coved area abutting another profile element. These planes come in left and right handed pairs.



Side bead planes
Old Street Tool side bead planes cut a bead profile on the edge of stock and that profile suggests 180° of arc. The profile dimension is the whole profile including the quirk.
1/8"
3/16"
1/4"
5/16"
3/8"
1/2"



Ogee or Cyma Recta planes
Ogee planes from Old Street Tool are made with spring and sized by the overall width of the profile. The cyma is composed of near 60° arcs.
1/4"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/4"
7/8"



Grecian ovolo planes
Old Street Tool Grecian ovolo planes cut an elliptical arc and are sized by the depth of cut rather than the width of the profile. The width of cut is in parenthesis. These are also made with spring.
3/16" (1/4")
1/4" (5/16")
5/16" (3/8")
3/8" (7/16")
7/16" (1/2")
1/2" (9/16")



Moving fillister plane
The Old Street Tool moving fillister plane cuts a full 1 1/4" wide. This plane has a steel shod brass depth stop adjusted with a left hand thread adjusting rod (unless otherwise requested) so that it adjusts more like modern tools most woodworkers are familiar with. While potentially useful for repetitive rough dimensioning of rabbets, we suggest woodworkers consider a square rabbet as more accurate and versatile.


Prices are in US Dollars, do not include shipping and are subject to change without notice.