How to Reduce Tearout when Planing

Tearout. Gargh! It's one of the worst things in woodworking. In this video, I show you the various methods of reducing the risk of tearout by making a few small changes to the way you sharpen your plane blades.

This lessons objectives:

  • How to reduce tearout
  • How to select the right plane
  • How to work with different blade angles
  • How to calculate effective pitch

If you want to know more about the tools I'm using in this video, have a look at my sharpening setup and planes on kit.

Did you know that another great way to remove tear out in a localised area is with a cabinet scraper? Watch this video to find out How to Sharpen and Use a Cabinet Scraper.

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