English block or chariot planes come in lots
Close cousins of block planes are bull noses.
But, they do not have low angle blades.
English block planes do an excellent job of
planing end grain.
All of my English block planes are
cased to protect them. I made each case to fit individual
And then, of course, are the old
Stanley block planes that work well. Don't consider one that
does not have an adjustable throat for closing its mouth.
As you can see, I prefer knuckle lever caps as on the three
planes on the right.
James E. Price