Qiangsheng Luban No. 5 Bench Plane


Qiangsheng Luban No. 5 Bench Plane

The No. 5 is a jack plane that is perhaps the most used plane in any workshop. Known as the ‘jack of all trades’, it can be used to perform many tasks such as trimming, smoothing and flattening boards.  Its blade can be honed square for jointing (straightening) work on smaller work pieces or sharpened with a camber for smoothing and flattening stock.

This No 5 weighs 2.7 kg which is probably one of the heaviest in its class. Based on the Bedrock pattern, it is substantial, accurate and a delight to work with. The blade is thick and made of high carbon steel blade which means you can get a sharp cutting edge with little effort.

The Qiangsheng Luban Planes offer excellent quality and remarkable value.

Key features:

  • Size: L 345 mm x W 60 mm x H 135 mm
  • 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: 2.7 Kg


Only 2 left in stock (can be backordered)

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The design of these high-performance planes is based on the renowned Bedrock series (regarded as one of the best designs of all time). The plane 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 accurate grounding of sole and wings, together with the applied stress-relieving treatment, makes it extremely accurate when planning – which is what you expect in a high-quality plane.

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 products by guitar maker Gary Rizzolo:

Additional information

Weight 2,7 kg
Dimensions 34,5 × 6 × 13,5 cm

Qiangsheng Luban