Woodstock D4063 Professional Woodworking Kit, 5-Piece
Dimensions: 12 x 16 x 3 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.25 pounds
Customer Review: 2.6 8 customer reviews
Sales Rank: # 92210
- Set includes a 9 inch smoothing plane, 6 inch block plane, 9 inch try square, 9 inch marking gauge, 9 inch bevel gauge
- Variety of items for a variety of applications
- Fitted wooden case
Whether you’re just starting out or wish to upgrade your important hand tools, this 5-piece Professional Woodworking Kit with matching rosewood and brass accents has all the essentials for producing the very best work. This fine set includes a 9 inch smoothing plane, 6 inch block plane, 9 inch try square, 9 inch marking gauge, 9 inch bevel gauge and a fitted wooden case.
You get what you pay for.
Took delivery of this kit less than a week after ordering, opened it to discover some serious shiftage of the contents sue to shoddy construction and rough handling. No big deal that, but as I investigated further, I found that the smoothing plane had areas of rust on the sole as well as under the frog-this despite being slathered in a thick coating of grease. Got that scrubbed up only to then find out that the sole of the plane was badly out of true, including the critical area just in front of the throat opening. This will take more than a session on coarse sand paper to fix- more like a vigorous (and exhausting) filing party. The chip breaker was filed to the wrong angle, and necessitated refiling and polishing to pull shavings. Everything else in the kit was usable once cleaned of the grease coat, and the block plane is wonderful-my new favorite tool (after honing and adjusting of course). There was a green discoloration on the rosewood tools from the brass inlays, annoying but not a problem. Overall, I would only recommend this kit to someone with a lot of spare time tune and repair the tools, but for the money, what else would you expect?
I would recommend purchasing more high quality items so you can at …
The blade on the larger plane is nearly impossible to sharp.The square was not square.The marking tool is very difficult to use, maybe my own lack of skill on this one.The angle gauge works well.Both planes are covered with oil (good), but some residue was nearly impossible to get off (sandpaper did it finally).If you are a beginning woodworker, you at least need the square to dead on. I would recommend purchasing more high quality items so you can at least get a good start.
Bad set of tools
I purchased this set from my local grizzly store mostly for the planes but I though it was a good deal for 90 bucks. The block plane (which I have not used much) seems to work alright. Sharpened up pretty well. The smoothing plane, on the other hand makes this set not worth the cost at all seeing as it is the main dish of this 5 course meal.I have spent at least 5 hours trying to flatten and hone the blade and chip breaker. Both of them were improperly machined and took a lot of work to get into useable condition. The first day I finally got it working it was throwing smooth wood shavings like a dream. Today I went back to finish up my project and noticed the plane leaving ridges in the areas that I had just gone over. There are now chips and dings in the blade that I will have to go back and fix. It seems to me that this set is really not worth the time even for beginners. I know woodworking tools are expensive but don’t waste your money on this cheap set.
Purchase at your own risk
This is a very disappointing product. I am just getting started with woodworking hand tools and my wife bought this for me for Christmas. The square is about 1/4 to 1/2 degree out of square; the pins on the marking gauge are not evenly set, causing extreme difficulties in laying out for mortise and tenon joinery; The angle gauge seems to work just fine (hard to screw that up I suppose);The biggest disappointment is the smoothing plane. The sole of the plane was NOT flat, and I have yet to get it there. The plane iron (blade) was not flat on the back, and seemed to be sharpened on a slight skew. The chip breaker was not ground properly either, it allowed chips and dust to slide between the breaker and iron.The block plane is the ONE saving grace on this set, it is wonderful. (after normal flattening and sharpening of the blade and sole)