Luban's Large Number 3 Shoulder Plane is one of the greatest capacity shoulder planes in Australia
Tipping the scales at just over 1.8kg with a sole measuring 210 x 25.4mm, this behemoth is great for large-scale solid timber woodworking. The additional mass does provide excellent registration to the batten, corresponding joint surface or planing block, sometimes making them easier to use than a small or medium sized tools.
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 very close to it.
Luban Number 3 Shoulder Plane 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 Shoulder Large #3 Plane?
The serious capacity woodworking you can accomplish with these planes makes them a phenomenal acquisition for cabinet markers, furniture makers, professional woodworkers and serious enthusiasts. Because they're Lubans and this brand is world famous for producing extremely high quality planes at an affordable price for woodworkers, they make serious capacity accessible to just about anybody, which we absolutely love at Timbecon.
These are the shoulder planes we use in our own workshops and our woodworkers love the linishing, the quality of the build materials and how effective the deep swoop is, let alone the fine adjustment mechanisms.