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Router planes are amazing tools, but they are also largely misunderstood. And that’s a shame, because they are extremely useful in both a hand-tool and a power-tool workshop. Rather than cutting profiles, as a modern router does, a router plane is for cutting to depth with precise accuracy. They can be used to make the bottom of a table saw dado perfectly flat. They can fine tune a rabbet or a tenon. They are the perfect companion to many power tools with nearly unlimited uses.

My version of the router plane is easy to make from a scrap of wood and some easy to find hardware. And unlike other homemade versions, this has a micro-adjuster to set the depth and shaving thickness.

  • Deluxe PDF Plans (Dimensions, cut list, drawings, build photos and step by step instructions)
  • Dimensions: Inches
  • Tools required: Can be made with basic hand tools, but a drill press and a band saw makes the job easier

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How to use a router plane:

More about our deluxe plans:

Our deluxe project plans are more than just a set of dimensions. They include a comprehensive set of step-by-step instructions with dozens of photos and illustrations to walk you thorough the build.

You will NOT receive a paper plan. You will be sent a link to download a digital PDF document that is compatible with most computers and digital devices. You may print it yourself or take it to a printing service. We do not provide 3D Sketchup models or CNC G-code.

Below are some examples of what our deluxe project plans look like. This plan will be similar.

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