Japanese Wood Plane SENKICHI Mini - 40 x 180 mm

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Japanese wood plane of smaller dimensions by the brand SENKICHI type Hira Kanna (鉋) with a straight blade for common processing, leveling, and smoothing of wood. The blade made of carbon tool steel with high hardness. The chipbreaker makes chipping easier 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 regular carpentry work. Planes of the Kanna type have a very simple design. The blade is made from high-quality Japanese steel and needs to be set into the body of the plane with a hammer before the first use, which also allows you to adjust the size of the shaving of the material being planed. If you want to thin the shaving, simply hit the body of the plane. The thickness of the shaving and the smoothness of the surface are based on personal adjustment of the blade. Ideally, the blade should protrude 0.05 to 0.2 mm from the body of the plane.

Like Japanese saws, Japanese planes are traditionally used by pulling towards oneself. One hand should lead the plane and the other should gently push the plane towards the material.


Plane Features

✅ Type Hira Kanna - for regular carpentry work
✅ Intended for use by pulling towards oneself
✅ High-quality adjustable Japanese blade
✅ A chip breaker makes it easier to break off shavings and prevents tearing of the fibers
✅ Simple and efficient design
✅ Body made of hard wood
✅ 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 an L shape between the index finger and thumb, holding 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's 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 upper 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 a Japanese plane is not a demanding tool, for the proper 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 needs to be adjusted before use according to individual preferences.

Additional parameters

Category: With Chip Breaker
Blade width: 40 mm
Width: 55 mm
Height: 180 mm
Depth: 45 mm
Weight: 220 g
Material: Carbon steel
Made in: Japan
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