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Qiangsheng Luban Low Angle Rebate Block Plane

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Qiangsheng Luban Low Angle Rebate Block Plane

Rutlands    Part No. DK1335
Based in China, Qiangsheng Luban are experts in their field of hand plane manufacture. Using a combination of traditional and modern manufacturing processes along with tried and trusted designs, they produce planes that offer exceptional quality. Since their arrival in 2005 they have established themselves as the serious alternative to the premium plane brands from North America. Their attention to detail in the finishing process is in our opinion second to none and the weight and balance ratio is of the highest level. Qiangsheng Luban planes are an exceptionally popular choice with discerning woodworkers and cabinetmakers throughout the world.

• Offers both end grain cutting and flush cutting capabilities
• Precision machined cast steel body that will stay true throughout its working life
• Features a 3.17mm thick full width high carbon steel blade
• Fine pitch blade adjustment thread makes blade setting incredibly accurate
• Bronze cap iron features an integrated palm rest for a snug grip

An exceptionally useful plane, this rebating block plane offers the end grain cutting capability of a low angle block plane and combines it with the flush cutting ability of a rebating plane. This gives a plane that will trim and finish end grain on difficult areas such as tenon shoulders. The newly modified single piece body casting is produced from steel and is precision machined and fully stress relieved to keep it true throughout its working life.

The full width high carbon steel blade is 3.17mm thick and is fully supported by the plane body for exceptionally smooth cutting. The fine pitch blade adjustment thread makes blade setting incredibly accurate. Hardened to Rc 60-64, the blade will take a razor sharp edge. The bronze cap iron features a palm rest allowing the plane to fit snugly in the palm of the hand. This plane measures 167mm x 45mm. ©
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  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Dan Collister
    Great plane as others have reviewed. I found the blade tightening wheel awkward to use. I have ground a gentle arch off the underside of the rounded bronze cap above the wheel on both sides and that makes a massive difference to how easy it is to adjust. Taking the sharp corner off where the blade gets narrower makes it more comfortable to use too.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Joe Jefferies
    I love this plane - I already have the standard angle version but this has added versatility being able to cut flush with the sides.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Harry Stebbing
    I bought plane this with a degree of trepidation, because of the price. I needn't have worried as the 5* reviews say it all. I already own a couple of Lie Nielsen planes, so comparing the two makes was easy. The quality and finish of the casting is faultless. The blade did need two minutes to true the back but it holds it's edge as well as any good quality blade and indeed is thicker than a 'Hock' which I bought for another low angle block plane some years ago. Most of my work is in English Oak. Blade adjustment is excellent with only a 1/4 turn of backlash. I could go on but this plane in my opinion is equal to makes two and three times the price. It's not long to Christmas !
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Gerald Bartz
    I bought this plane some time ago and I am using it all the time on Site. It is very versatile and due to its size ideal for Site jobs. ideal as "Apron plane". Well made and a proper blade which can be sharpened and honed to an razor finish. Easy and accurate set up. i am very pleased with it. Good buy.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Julian Coe
    This is my second Qiangsheng plane which both represent excellent value for money. As with all my planes I spent about an hour flattening the sole ( very close to flat anyway ) and finely honing the blade. The result was whisper thin shavings. Very pleased.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Erland Holmström
    Flatten the sole, hone and polish the blade and then it takes super thin shavings. Good value for the money.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Mark Guilford
    Just received this low angle rebate plane took it right out of the box and used it on a cabinet I am building. I was somewhat skeptical of a chinese manufactured product but it is reassuringly solid and cuts the finest shavings of any of my currrent planes. Highly recommended.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Clif Aincham
    Was very impressed and would have paid full price for it, had it not been on special offer. Works wonderful and rebates cleanly and feels an easy fit in the hand.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Daniel Lewis
    Excelent, I'm very pleased with this. Very well made and a nice thick iron which sharpens well and holds a nice edge. I will definitely be buying more of this brand. Highly recommended.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Dennis Howitt
    As a tool junkie, I have more than my fair share of Lie Nielsen stuff. Some of which is so pretty that I haven't used it. I was intrigued by what I had read about Qiangsheng planes so bought this when Rutlands had one of their unbelievable offers. The plane looks and generally feels good - worked fine out of the box - but honing took seconds and the plane was even better. The edges feel a little harsh in my hand but, apart from that, not a grumble.
  • Rating: review score 5
    Written By: Richard Williams
    So good I immediately bought a block plane also ! Proper engineering and there is nothing else in the price range that touches these for quality the new S*** SW range are doorstops in comparison. Lie Nielsen should be worried..very worried.
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