Classic Hand Planes

Where the precision hand plane becomes art.

The No. 983 984 and 985 planes.



No.985 984 and 983. If I was still cabinet making these three planes would be my go for planes. They are clockwise from the top - No 984 panel plane, No 985 smoothing plane and No 983 block plane.

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The No.985 Smoother - now with a blade setting post.


No.985 with setting post.

In my No.985 smoother design I decided to omit an adjuster in order to achieve a compact footprint and a simple aesthetic. I realise that for those who are used to my adjusters, some may find setting the blade a little tricky, so I have decided to make an option and incorporate a setting post on the blade.

No.985 with setting post. No.985 with setting post.


As you can see this enables the blade to be easily tapped in any direction, it's not rocket science but I find it preferable to a standard sneck.

Although I have only a few planes left the post can be retro fitted to the blade on request - it is press fitted and riveted and so is a permanent fixture.

No.985 Smoothing Plane.

The No.985 is still available in all stainless steel and with brass sides, see the new No.985 page for more details.

Price is £5200 (+ V.A.T. if applicable + delivery).