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Draper 45241 250 mm Smoothing Plane

4.2 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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  • supplied with spare iron
  • precision milled base with cast iron body
  • wooden handle and guidance knob

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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 45241
Item Weight998 g
Product Dimensions26.6 x 14.8 x 7 cm
Item model number45241
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Weight1000 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB0034BCTRE
Best Sellers Rank 2,697 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 Kg
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Date First Available8 April 2008
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Cast iron body with precision milled base and faces. Fully adjustable high carbon steel iron hardened, tempered and fully ground. Wooden handle and guidance knob for user comfort. Supplied with a spare iron.

All Draper tools are manufactured to high quality standards that are strictly controlled by our quality control engineers. They offer good value for money and a number of useful features to improve the performance of the product. All Draper products come backed by the Draper Tools guarantee.

Draper Tools is a family-run company that has been selling high-quality tools in the United Kingdom and beyond for more than 90 years. To bring you the tool you need, the Draper buying team sources innovative products, which adhere to strict ethical and quality standards, from all around the world.

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    My reason for choosing Draper was simply because they have been in the business of producing quality tools for over 90 years. I was thinking about buying a Record plane, but looking at latest Record products I was not impressed with either the designs or prices. I’m a bit of a purist and the Draper smoothing plane ticked all the boxes for me. The Draper smoothing plane thoroughly deserves a 5 star rating as it is exceptionally well made, comfortable to use, nicely balanced, accurate and easy to adjust and furthermore comes with a spare blade - what more could you wish for!
    I am not a professional carpenter, but enjoy working with wood and DIY. Experience has taught me that cheapness is not always a wise choice especially if you want to produce a quality finish to a project. In my opinion Draper is a brand that you can certainly rely on for quality and reasonable prices.
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    This plane is well made but I would not recommend it for beginners who don't know how to sharpen and adjust a plane. It is made of very good materials and mine came with a properly flat polished, smooth and level base and a reasonable setup out of the box. It also comes with a spare iron (the blade of this type of plane is known as an iron). The handles are wood, the brass adjustment knobs and screws are very solid and it feels like a first-class piece of equipment. In spite of the above there was some work to do before I could use this item. On the box it says "Fully adjustable high-carbon steel iron correctly hardened, tempered and ground". Nice if it were true, but the last part isn't for sure. The iron fitted needs careful work before use to put a proper edge on it and so does the spare. This isn't a problem for me but for many people who want something they can use immediately the result would be disappointment. Sharpening the iron isn't hard once you've done it a few times but some people find it hard to learn. YouTube might be your friend, take a look at a few tutorials on there before you decide if this is for you. If you have much doubt about your ability to do the sharpening, spend more money on a plane that has its iron already sharp.

    Because I have the stones and the oil and I know how to create an edge this is a real bargain for me, as a plane of this quality would cost quite a bit more if all that was already done. Just be aware that you're saving money but buying half an hour's work if you know what you're doing. If you haven't done the grinding before though, it may take you a couple of hours of study and work to get this plane ready for use.
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    I was very pleasantly surprised just how well made this was at this price. Amazing value for money and worked very well. Thoroughly recommended!
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    I am a very amateur DIYer and I managed to use this to plane a door and door frame with no issues (needed a chisel to finish the frame off as the plane will not quite reach into the edge of the frame.
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    This is not a Lie Nielsen, or even a Stanley plane, but when you consider the price of this plane I think you get a lot for your money.

    That said don't expect to get a plane that is ready to go straight out of the box. The sole on mine was actually reasonably flat from the factory and required very little work. The frog, and the seating of the frog, required a fair bit of cleaning up and smoothing down to get a good even contact, but you might very well have to do that on a Stanley plane too.

    The biggest job was to sharpen then extra plane iron that comes with this plane (the one that was already fitted had a good 25 degree bevel and only needed the final honing/30 degree secondary bevel). I've attached pictures taken of the extra plane iron straight out of the bag it came in, and it obviously required a fair bit of grinding to reach a workable bevel.

    It took me about an hour to get the plane up and running (not including the spare iron), and I must say that with a sharp iron and the adjustments set right, you get some fairly good results with this plane, and certainly a lot better than I had expected. The adjustments seem to work well but I have not yet used the plane enough to say how long it will maintain the adjustments. The UP/DOWN adjustment of the iron has a lot of slack on the adjustment wheel, which can be annoying if you have to adjust the depth very often.

    All in all I believe that this plane is good value for the money - finished a lot better than other brands in the price range - and I can recommend this product for home/DIY use.
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    A great plane at a fantastic price. .Don,t let the price fool you. And an extra blade as well.Well worth double the money.
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    Nice tool with good wooden handles that feel nicer than the expensive Stanley planes plastic ones.
    Its cheap because they obviously haven't spent any money putting an edge on the blades.
    If you're good at sharpening and setting up planes then this is fine, otherwise go for a more expensive model.
    I personally think it's great value for money when compared to others at twice the price.
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    This seemed like a bargain, however when I took it out of the box and set it up, it was clear that the base of the plane was not anywhere near flat - in fact it looks almost warped, its a good few mm out in places.

    Mine must have been made on a Friday! Sent back for a refund.
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