Irwin Record Block Plane
Fitting Wardrobe Doors
Used the Irwin Block Plane to finish the doors for built-in wardrobes. It was easy to trim the side of the wardrobe door whilst hung, reducing the time spent checking the doors closed without catching. I wish I'd bought this tool years ago.
I only started using the tool yesterday but I feel confident that this tool will last a long time, and be well used.
19 Nov 2014
Great block plane
Brilliant 061/2 block plane for the money the sole is flat and square to the sides and the blade is sharp and true but the blade needs fettling before use for the best results also the mouth and blade clamp needs to be good and tight.
I have another 061/2 block plane that costs over Â£150 believe me you cannot tell the difference in quality of wood finish.
2 Oct 2012
Record quality as always
This little plane is superb, very well made and well finished. I will admit that it is a little on the expensive side, but as I bought this one to replace a cheaper brand which was absolutly dire, it is well worth it! The blade came quite well sharpened, but I did hone it to a razor edge before use. I would recommend the plane to anyone as I have found it extremely reliable and it works very well.
28 May 2012
Sadly the name does not reflect the quality of construction. Whilst it is well made, it is not put together very well. The blade clamp works loose and planing action tends to knock the blade to one side, thus cutting on the angle. The height adjustment has too much free play and is too coarse. As always it pays to file and smooth all the sharp casting edges off the bottom and sides. The blade keeps it's edge and is easy to hone but it's the mechanics of the thing that let it down, it could be a real nice tool.
22 Mar 2010