Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Last of the Bench Planes

This is the last of the bench planes, again I'm mostly doing this to have a record of my tools stored somewhere other than my home computer. I figure if there is a fire the computer record will be gone as well as the tools.  There are three #8 sized planes, in the foreground is a LN #8, next is a type 9 Stanley #8, and the ECE Jointer. While the LN is a beautiful well made plane and is a joy to hold and use for a short period of time, the Stanley and the ECE get most of the work because they are light and much less tiring to use.

BTW, I added some rare earth magnets to the plane till. Photos when I have time. 


  1. I had an ECE jionter and I sold it. That had to be the stupidest thing I have ever done.

  2. Ralph,

    I've had mine for 40 some odd years...I don't use it much because of the machines but when it comes time to clean up a large panel or table top it is invaluable. My go to plane to get large work close.

    They are cheap, as much as you hand true I'd be on the line to Highland. course it's easy for me to spend your money. :-)


  3. Anonymous2:35 AM

    When new, such an ECE jointer cost 125 EUR with hornbeam sole and 179 EUR with lignum vitae sole (Dieter Schmid fine tools).
    Paul sellers also find long metal planes soles flexing in such a way that it needs attention when planing and tiring due to the weight.
    ECE also makes wooden jointers with an adjustment mecanism (primus serie) which are respectively sold new 175 and 221 EUR.