Luban's Number 2 Medium Shoulder Plane is the ideal cabinetmaker's shoulder plane
The most common size shoulder plane measuring out at approximately 180 x 20mm and weighing in at 950g, it has all the features of its smaller cousin but in a more substantial package for standard cabinetmaking.
The long lever extends beyond the adjuster, preventing inadvertent alterations to the blade setting in use, and the deep swoop at the front provides a nice positive rest for the thumb or forefinger. An adjustable mouth and a clever twin thread adjustment mechanism provide fine control of the blade position.
The body is cast in unbreakable CR40, with a T10 blade and all other components cast or machined from stainless steel.
Another refinement is that the lever is captive at low tensions, so the plane won’t disassemble itself while you are making adjustments. In short, if this isn’t the perfect cabinetmakers shoulder plane, it’s so close to it our own shop woodworkers sign its praises every day.
Shoulder Plane Medium #2 Features
- Precision ground, unbreakable CR40 alloy steel casting.
- Engineered lateral adjuster with guide bearing and brass tab.
- Low profile cap iron.
- Brushed finish stainless steel lever cap.
- Hardwood handles.
Why should you buy a Luban Medium Shoulder Plane (No 2)?
We love the all-round nature of these shoulder planes are their amazingly hard-wearing, moulded from unbreakable materials with extremely well-designed, durable adjustment knobs, fine linishing, ultra smooth and always flush blade settings and best fo all, they're available at a price point you simply can't find another brand of plane for with this quality. They're an absolutely no brainer and we encourage you to shop around, knowing that you won't find a better value plane than Luban's anywhere else in the world.
There are still some phenomenal vintage plane manufacturers on the market and we stock the Veritas range for that reason, but compared to most other brands on the market these days, Luban offer unbelievable value for money. The quality of their planes are exceptional for what you pay and they actually offer a level of planing accuracy and finesse that many of the old planing guard simply don’t offer anymore.