Japanese Wood Plane SENKICHI Mini - 40 x 150 mm

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

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A high-quality Japanese plane of smaller dimensions, the Hira Kanna type, for common carpentry work. Kanna planes have a very simple design. The blade is made of high-quality Japanese carbon steel and before the first use, it needs to be fitted into the plane body with hammer taps, which also allows you to adjust the size of the shavings removed from the material. If you want to thin the shaving, just hit the body of the plane. The thickness of the shavings and the fineness of the surface depend on the 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 to the material.


Plane Features

✅ Hira Kanna type - for common carpentry work
✅ Designed for pulling towards oneself
✅ High-quality adjustable Japanese blade
✅ The chipbreaker facilitates chip breaking and prevents tearing of fibers
✅ Simple and efficient design
✅ Hardwood body
✅ Made in Japan

How to Use a Japanese Plane

japonsky_hoblik_informaceHold the Kanna with both hands - one hand holds the back part of the plane with the blade and the other creates the letter L 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 you 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 setting 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 strike 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 correct function of the plane keep in mind 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 well. The Japanese plane must be adjusted before use according to individual 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
Quantity in package:1: