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Block Planes for Builders

With a basic design that hasn’t changed in over a century, these shaping and smoothing specialists pick up where power tools leave off

Block planes might seem like tools better suited for a woodshop than a job site, but veteran carpenter and builder Gary Striegler finds plenty of uses for block planes. Striegler offers comments on six block planes that he finds useful when he's working on a house. Ranging in price from $10 to $150, the planes are helpful for a variety of tasks, from tuning up a miter joint to sharpening shims.

Block Planes for Builders

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