Qiangsheng Luban No. 4 Bench Plane


Qiangsheng Luban No. 4 Bench Plane

The No 4 is the most used smoothing plane and one that woodworkers really enjoy using to finish their creations. Designed to take an astoundingly thin shaving from wood that leaves a nice, smooth surface that is ready for finishing oil.

This No 4 weighs 2.2 kg which is probably one of the heaviest in the category. Based on the Bedrock pattern, it is hefty, accurate and a pleasure to work with. The blade is thick and made of high carbon steel blade which means you can get a really sharp cutting edge with little effort.

The Qiangsheng Luban Planes offer excellent quality and remarkable value.

Key features:

  • Size: L 253mm x W 62mm x H 135mm
  • Precision ground body with remarkably flat sole and square wings
  • Blade material: T10 high carbon steel hardened to RC63
  • Blade width: 50 mm
  • Blade thickness: 3 mm
  • Blade bevel angle: 25 degrees
  • Iron bedded at 45 degrees
  • Handle material: bubinga
  • Weight: 2.2 Kg

Limited stock


In stock (can be backordered)

SKU: LUB04 Categories: ,


A No. 4 smoothing plane has a short sole by design. This enables the woodworker to do spot work on sections with irregularities that would be impossible with a longer plane (e.g. a No.5 or No 7). This then creates a smooth surface that should not need sanding.

The plane also has the frog lying directly on the body of the plane. This means the mouth can be easily opened or closed without having to remove the irons. It only takes releasing the two screws at the back of the frog to move it back or forth – this makes setting the desired mouth opening easy, quick and accurate.

The Luban brand is manufactured by the Qiangsheng Tool Company, also known as Quangsheng, who are well known for producing very high-quality tools (including the well-regarded Wood River).

Since its market debut, the Luban brand has created a stir with its wonderful combination of high-quality products (at par with established premium brands) and affordable prices.

Below, you can see a review of the Luban No. 4 Bench Plane by guitar maker Gary Rizzolo:

Additional information

Weight 2,2 kg
Dimensions 25,3 × 6,2 × 13,5 cm

Qiangsheng Luban