Basic Hand Plane Maintenance from Lee Valley

May 7, 20134 Comments

Over the years one question I get frequently is in regards to hand plane maintenance. Especially when it comes to what someone should do to keep their newly purchased hand planes from getting ruined.

The folks over at Lee Valley put out a short but sweet video that hits the most important areas of any hand plane that should be taken care of regularly.

Hopefully you’ll find it as helpful as I did!

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  1. Jim B says:

    I agree it’s a good little video. But hard to believe that “every time” he removes the blade Vic disassembles and lubes the adjuster and moveable toe.

  2. Ray says:

    None of the woodworkers, including the pros, I know does that — lubing the adjuster “every time” the blade is taken out. But then, by saying every time, Vic only meant to emphasize the importance of doing plane maintenance on a regular basis.

  3. Mark says:

    I think Vic is spot on here. I follow this obsessive care sequence every day of my life. If I had to choose between feeding the cat, and oiling the adjuster…I would have a very thin cat.

    HANDPLANES OVER EVERYTHING.

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