Japanese SENKICHI Mini Wood Plane - 40 x 210 mm

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Japanese wood plane of smaller dimensions from the SENKICHI brand, type Hira Kanna (鉋) with a straight blade for regular processing, leveling, and smoothing of wood. The blade is made of laminated steel with high hardness. The chipbreaker facilitates chip breaking and prevents tearing of fibers. Designed for pull stroke use. Made in Japan.

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A high-quality Japanese plane of smaller dimensions, type Hira Kanna, for common carpentry work. Kanna planes have a very simple design. The blade is made from high-quality Japanese carbon steel and before the first use, it needs to be fitted into the plane body by tapping with a hammer, by which you also set the size of the shaving of the material being planed. If you want to thin the shaving, just hit the body of the plane. The thickness of the shaving and the smoothness of the surface depends on personal adjustment of the blade. Ideally, the blade should protrude 0.05 to 0.2 mm from the body of the plane.

Japanese planes, just like Japanese saws, are traditionally used by pulling towards oneself. One hand should guide the plane and the other gently push the plane into the material.


Plane Features

✅ Type Hira Kanna - for common carpentry work
✅ Designed for use by pulling towards oneself
✅ High-quality adjustable Japanese blade
✅ The chipbreaker makes it easier to break shavings and prevents tearing of fibers
✅ Simple and efficient design
✅ Body made of hardwood
✅ Made in Japan

How to Use a Japanese Plane

japonsky_hoblik_informaceHold the Kanna with both hands - one hand holds the rear part of the plane with the blade and the other forms an L shape between the index finger and thumb, which holds the part of the plane facing the user. With the movement of your body weight, pull the Kanna towards yourself with even and extended movements. There is no need to exert excessive force, the plane must operate smoothly.

How to Adjust the Blade of a Japanese Plane

japonsky_hoblik_informaceWhen fitting the blade, lightly tap the top part of the blade with a hammer. The blade should protrude approximately 0.05 to 0.2 mm. When removing the blade, lightly hit the top corners of the plane body with a hammer. If the right or left side of the blade protrudes too much, lightly tap on the same side as the protruding blade.

What to Watch Out For

japonsky_hoblik_informaceAlthough the Japanese plane is not a demanding tool, for the proper function of the plane remember that you must plane in the direction of the wood grain and the blade must not protrude too much. Otherwise, the Japanese plane will not function properly. The Japanese plane must be adjusted before use according to personal preferences.

Additional parameters

Category: With Chip Breaker
Blade width: 40 mm
Width: 55 mm
Height: 150 mm
Depth: 45 mm
Weight: 220 g
Material: Carbon steel
Made in: Japan
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