Woodcraft Continues to Expand WoodRiver Hand Plane Line

Woodcraft continues to build its line of WoodRiver® hand planes with three new products that bring the total to 18.

Parkersburg, W. VA. (PRWEB) February 05, 2015 - Woodcraft has added three hand planes to its private label WoodRiver® line that was first offered to customers in 2009.

The No. 1 Bench Hand Plane V3 and the No. 91 Small and No. 93 Large Shoulder Planes increase the WoodRiver hand plane offering to 18.

"Our initial goal in 2009 was to offer the consumer a truly functional plane in a reasonable price range," Darin Lawrence, Woodcraft director of product development, said. "The first versions, modeled after the Stanley Bedrocks, exceeded our expectations, and we quickly moved to make improvements in the line."

For the next one and a half years, Lawrence said Woodcraft revised tolerances, improved manufacturing and quality control processes, and optimized design elements based on feedback from hand-tools experts and end users.

"In the fall of 2010, these efforts resulted in the launch of our current version three or V3 Series," Lawrence said. "This line has matured from our initial five planes to the current offering of 18 tools – eight V-3 bench planes, the #62 low angle jack plane, two adjustable mouth block planes, three shoulder planes, two chisel planes, a side rabbet plane, and a cranked neck chisel/plane – that will allow the end user to work wood, from roughing to final smoothing, as well as complete several specialized tasks."

The new No. 1 Bench Hand Plane, 5 3/4" long and 1-1/2" wide, is patterned after the smallest of the Stanley bench planes that was manufactured for 70 years prior to World War II. This rare and highly collectable plane was originally sold to handle small smoothing jobs, sometimes in tight places, but is now often used in the palm of the hand like a block plane. Like the other V3 planes, it features heavy stress-relieved, ductile iron casting, a fully machined adjustable frog, and a high carbon steel blade.

The No. 91 Small and No. 93 Large Shoulder Planes join the No. 92 Medium Shoulder Plane to complete the set. Based on Edward Preston and Sons designs, these planes have a major new feature, an adjustable toe to control the throat opening and minimize tear-out of end grain. The plane bodies are Cr40 stress-relieved ductile steel, machined square and flat, and blades are high carbon tool steel hardened to HRC60-64.

"The WoodRiver line of hand tools will continue to evolve. We constantly make small modifications, which improve ergonomics, fit and finish, and function," Lawrence said. "We look to the past for inspiration for our designs for traditional hand tools while we continually improve our manufacturing processes and explore the use of new materials and technology."

For more information about WoodRiver planes, contact your local Woodcraft store, visit woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482. To learn about Woodcraft franchise opportunities, visit woodcraftfranchise.com or email woodcraftfranchise@woodcraft.com.

SOURCE Woodcraft

Contact:

Lori Haught
Woodcraft
http://www.woodcraft.com
+1 (304) 865-4107 Ext: 2107

###

Share this Story:

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

The Simple Greek
The Simple Greek is redefining the traditional Greek restaurant with an interactive concept that combines premium ingredients, open kitchens and...
WineStyles Tasting Station
Turn your passion for wine, craft beer and gourmet food into a rewarding business opportunity. WineStyles Tasting Station is the largest wine...
All American Steakhouse and Sports Theater
The All American concept is not only what the consumer is looking for, it’s what they are craving—great quality food with signature steaks in a...
Fitness Together
Join one of the largest personal training brands focused on results and accountability!
Scooter's Coffee
The success of the Scooter's Coffee franchise is based upon a commitment to quality products, fast and accurate service, and always delivering...

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)