What Is A Jointer Plane?

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Jointer Plane Parts

A typical metal / iron jointer plane consists of the following parts:

jointer plane

  • A - Plane Body
  • B - Rear Handle
  • C - Front Knob
  • D - Frog
  • E - Lateral Blade Adjuster Lever
  • F - Frog Screws
  • G - Mouth
  • H - Locking Screw
  • I - Back Iron / Cap Iron / Chip Break
  • J - Blade Holding Screw
  • K - Blade / Cutter / Iron
  • L - Lever Cap
  • M - Lever
  • N - Lever Cap Locking Screw Hole
  • O - Blade Depth Adjuster Wheel



Different Types Of Jointer Plane

The jointer plane has evolved slowly over the last few centuries, during the evolution a variety of different planes have appeared on the marketplace. Whilst the core design and function has remained the same, the materials and construction of these planes has evolved. Each evolutionary phase coincided with new technological advances which enabled makers to make enhancements or make changes to suit mass production techniques. The below charts the evolutionary stages of the jointer plane from its early form through to its recent form.

The Evolutionary Stages Of The Jointer Plane

Click on each era of jointer plane to see the full list of jointer plane reviews..

wooden jointer plane WOODEN

The commonly used jointer planes of the 17th, 18th, 19th and the first part of the 20th century were made of wood.

infill jointer plane INFILL

The second part of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th also saw the 'Rolls Royce' of jointer planes, the infill planes.

transitional jointer plane TRANSITIONAL

The second part of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th saw the transitional plane; a plane which was half way between a wooden plane and a metal plane.

metal jointer plane IRON

The end of the 19th century through to the current day saw the iron plane.


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