# 5 jack plane. This is a very maneuverable plane and is truly a ‘jack of all trades’ size. This ( along with a block ) is the plane I keep in my toolbox to take to the jobsite for the myriad of tasks that arise.
When set up with the cambered blade, you can eliminate all plane tracks during the final smoothing of boards and panels. To eliminate any chance of tearing the wood, just adjust the chipbreak gap to a narrow setting. This is easily done without even having to remove the blade or change the setting.
See our ‘plane adjustments’ page for all the details and video.
#5 13″ long with a 2″ blade width.