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WoodRiver Standard Block Hand Plane with Adjustable Mouth

by WoodRiver

The WoodRiver Standard Block Plane is based on the Stanley No 18 'Knuckle Lever Cap' design, considered one of best block plane designs in history.

The specifications on these V3 WoodRiver planes are made exclusively for Woodcraft in USA and only sold by us in the UK. With the comfortable chrome plated Knuckle Cap, these block planes look like the Blocks Planes of yester year. Upon closer inspection you'll notice changes to the base castings which not only strengthen historically weak points of the original design, but also improve the blade bedding area.  Improved blade adjustment mechanisms allow for crisp, easy adjustment of the blades using the rear adjustment knob. The adjustable mouth is very smooth to operate and allows fine tuning of the mouth for work ranging from coarse to creating whisper thin shavings. The stress relieved ductile iron castings are precision machined, flat and square.

Each plane is fitted with a high carbon tool steel tool blade, which is hardened to Rc60-64 for maximum edge retention and ground to a 25° bevel. We recommend sharpening the blades prior to use, however they're impressively sharp right out of the box.


  • Based On a Classic Design
  • Knuckle Style Lever Cap
  • 20 Degree bed angle
  • High Carbon Tool Blade, 25 Degree Blade Angle 1 5/8"W x 0.125"T
  • 2"W x 7"L

Replacement Blade

WoodRiver Replacement Blade for Block Plane

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Quality and sharpness

The plane construction is very good, but the blade needed to go through a full sharpening cycle to get it to work really well. Once sharpened correctly it is a very good plane, nice size and keeps it edge. The only disappointing thing is that its made in China, I thought I was getting a good American product not an Chinese import.


This is a fantastic piece of kit and what I've come to expect from the WoodRiver range, great engineering, simple to set up and use.

Great Block Plane

This is a great block plane, a little bigger than the norm but very nice to use, I have small hands and have no problems with it. Very nicely made, and even straight out the box it can take very fine shavings, once the blade is honed, you can take shavings thiner than you would ever need

great mid range block plane

nice plane overall. nice blade, fag paper thin shaving after a quick hone. nice weight, knuckle cap feels good in the hand and keeps the blade flat and secure. wide and long body so better for people with larger hands but gives great control with two hands