A jack plane is a versatile hand tool used primarily in woodworking and carpentry for smoothing, leveling, and shaping wooden surfaces or materials. It is characterized by its medium size, typically 12-17 inches (30.5-43.2 cm) in length, and its adjustable blade that allows for the removal of varying amounts of material.
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- Woodworking: The art or skill of crafting items from wood, such as furniture, cabinetry, and structural elements.
- Carpentry: The trade of cutting, shaping, and assembling wooden components for construction and repair work in buildings.
- Smoothing plane: A shorter hand plane designed for fine smoothing and finishing of wooden surfaces.
- Jointer plane: A long hand plane utilized for straightening and flattening edges of wooden boards to prepare for joining.
- Block plane: A small, one-handed plane used for trimming and chamfering end grain, as well as for general-purpose woodworking tasks.
- Hand tools: Tools powered by human force rather than an external power source, used in various trades and crafts.
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