And one particular hand plane I own is called the Handy smoothing plane from the well known tool makers that are called Stanley.
This plane looks the part and can handle many household jobs, and more, even though it’s not massive, there are longer planes out there, being about 245mm long ... Read review
Easy to use, no batteries required, does a good job and very strong indeed
none really, although getting the blades height right can be a hassle
"I tend to bit a DIY in and around the house, from simple wiring to a bit of plumbing, even going as far as painting the odd wall and papering some others. I’ve even tried my hand at plastering as well, although hats off to those people that do that for a living as I found it to be one of the most annoying and dust flying jobs I have had the displeasure of doing, and once worked ‘tarmacing’ roads in the height of a hot summer, which was not too nice ..."
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