|Item Weight||10.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||6 x 22.4 x 3.5 inches|
|Item model number||H7568|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Grizzly H7568 22-Inch Smoothing Plane
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This plane arrived in good condition. I checked the sole for flatness and square and found it to be ready to use. All planes can use a tune-up, but I took this out of the box, cleaned up the packing grease, and adjusted the blade for a thin cut. I just ran it over some hard pine to joint an edge, and was able to easily shave off 0.005" thick scrolls of wood. This before any sharpening or "tuning". I'd say this is a very good plane for the money. The only noticable item is the enameled paint in lieu of Japaning.
Yes, it is a corrugated sole, to reduce friction. And yes, it is very flat, as advertised! Flat and corrugated do go together!
I have yet to see what will happen with some squirrely grain, but so far so good.
Update: I have taken a little time to tune this up. With things clean and sharpened to 25 degrees, I have had decent performance planing the edge of some hard maple, with one squirrley edge. The plane does pretty well. I made shavings from 0.002" to 0.006" along the length of the board, but I would recommend considering a better blade if you use this much, such as a Hock. All the parts seem to be machined pretty well and cleaned up easily, but the blade is a bit concave and took some work to flatten.
All in all, still a good buy.
I bought this for straight joinery, nothing more.
Initial Impressions ->
Out of the box, the plane is covered in some oil substance more akin to cosmoline than I have ever seen on another tool. Good stuff for corrosion prevention, terrible stuff to get off. Soap and water typically works on most "oil coatings" I find, but this just laughed it off. Stepped up to windex, which still did nothing, so then I had to use lacquer thinner which finally did the trick. That not-withstanding, I did a full inspection of the tool, and heres what I found
- rosewood handles are finished poorly. That said, we're woodworkers right? easy fix. The shape is pleasing and large, and the wood was nice, so this wasn't entirely unexpected honestly.
- Using a 4" starrett engineers square, I checked for flatness. No visible light through any point of the sole. It is dead flat, as required.
- Using a 36" starrett machinist scale, I checked for cupping. Again, no visible light. Dead flat.
- Frog is finished poorly. The top looks ok, but the bottom looked awful. Not a deal breaker though.
- The black coating is thick... almost too thick. Long lasting protection I suppose?
- The weight is substantial (good for this kind of plane, mind you)
Lets talk about the blade for a moment. I am not a huge fan of this blade. Came out of factory with a very shallow angle, I did not use a protractor (sorry!), but when I set it for 30 degrees for what I was hoping a double angle, boy was I surprised when it was more shallow than 30. Appeared to be about 40 degrees! unacceptable!Read more ›
Mine came in a box faded with age, with a 2005 copyright. It must have been sitting in a warehouse for over 10 years. It was really well covered in some sort of grease, so the plane looked like new. I imagine the age has something to do with it being as well machined as it was. I can only imagine what it'd be like with 10 additional years of corner cutting and cost reductions.
I was originally going to buy an old Stanley no 7, but I'm happy enough with this. I don't have any experience with LN or Veritas planes, so I can't speak to how it compares to something that costs 5-6 times as much. It feels like good value for the money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The manufacturing tolerances on this tool are mediocre, at best. The finishing on the frog is terrible - the blade and chip breaker don't line up properly - the frog doesn't sit... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nathan Hess
First one arrived with the blade bent backwards and touching the rear handle. Replacement had a twisted sole. Returned both. Both were new in the original box that was dated 2005.Published 5 months ago by Jonathon
Mine was excellent right out of the box. Flat and square... cuts great! This is an incredible value. Not as pretty as the LN or Veritas, but I'm very happy! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Collin D. Peterson
Great plane for the money. Yes, you do need to sharpen the iron and generally tune it - but once done, works great. My only complaint is the low quality of the wooden handles. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Pointer
Great plane no problems serrated bottom is handy prevents friction.
I'm used it several time to smooth and true rough cut Oak I cut last year.
bended & dull blade, wooden handle was broken too.
I couldn't shave woods at all. I tried to adjust and sharpen the blade.
It was not my tool. returned and refunded. Read more