Definition of Jack plane

1. Noun. A carpenter's plane for rough finishing.


Definition of Jack plane

1. Noun. A general-purpose bench plane, used for general sizing of wood and for smoothing or straightening edges. ¹

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Literary usage of Jack plane

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The jack- plane is the first plane used for roughing down the timber received ... The trying-plane is used after the jack-plane for producing the greatest ..."

2. The Mechanic's Companion, Or, The Elements and Practice of Carpentry by Peter Nicholson (1842)
"To Use the jack plane. In using the jack plane, lay the stuff before you parallel to the sides of the bench, the farther end against the bench hook: then ..."

3. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"The leading difference between the jack-plane and the trying-plane is in the ... If the iron of the jack-plane be looked at from ..."

4. Exercises in Wood-working, with a Short Treatise on Wood: Written for Manual by Ivin Sickels (1889)
"Use of the Jack-Plane. Material.—The block used in the previous exercise. Work.—1. To adjust the iron of the plane. 2. To plane two adjacent surfaces flat ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry, and Building: A General Reference by American Technical Society (1917)
"jack plane jack planes. The jack plane is used for the rougher work to give ... 26 shows a view of a jack plane. The handle is necessary to push the block ..."

6. Exercises in Wood-working: With a Short Treatise on Wood; Written for Manual by Ivin Sickels (1889)
"Use of the Jack-Plane. Material.—The block used in the previous exercise. Work.—1. To adjust the iron of the plane. 2. To plane two adjacent surfaces flat ..."

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