# Question: How long is a No 5 jack plane?

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The dimensions and materials of the No. 5 are as follows: 14” long and made from ductile iron, a 2” wide iron made from A2 steel that is . 125” thick, and overall the plane weighs 5 1/2 lbs.

## What is a number 5 plane?

A #5 is a called a jack plane, a #6 is almost a jointer but is call a fore plane. As the numbers and length increase so does the width: a #4 has a narrow blade while an #8s blade is wide.

## How long is a standard jack plane?

Jack planes are typically 12–18 inches (300–460 mm) long and 21⁄2–3 inches (64–76 mm) wide, with wooden planes sometimes being slightly wider.

## How long is a number 6 plane?

18 long 18 long. Blade is 2-3/8 wide x . 140 thick. Iron body, 7-1/2 lbs.

## What is a No 5 jack plane used for?

Jack Planes excel at a large variety of tasks, such as removing milling marks or the scallops of a scrub plane. The No. 5 is built for hard work and will quickly flatten surfaces for the finer set planes to follow. 14 long.

## What is a No 5 plane used for?

5 Jack Plane in Wooden Box. Bench or Jack planes have a long base and are used for the initial preparation of rough timber. Made with a quality grey cast iron body for strength and stability with precision ground base and sides for flatness and squareness.

## What is a Stanley No 5 plane used for?

The Venerable Bench Plane Model The first plane to touch the wood is called the fore or jack plane. Its typically 12″ to 20″ long, and is used to hog off material. In the Stanley numbering system, this would be the No. 5 (called a jack) and the No.

## How long is a smooth plane?

The smoothing plane is the shortest of the bench planes. Under the Stanley Bailey numbering system for metal-bodied planes #1 to #4 are smoothing planes, with lengths ranging from 51⁄2 inches (140 mm) to 10 inches (250 mm).

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