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The plane is ready for use straight from the box though many woodworkers will prefer to add their own personal honing touch to the cutting edge. The cutting iron is Hand Forged High Carbon steel which will take and hold an edge better than most contemporary planes! One of my first reviews for The Fine Tool Journal, which was reprinted in the book “Handplane Essentials,” is a review of Clifton bench planes. All in all, the planes were excellent, but they exhibited some little quirks that are characteristic of any manufacturer when it launches a new product line. Tomorrow I leave for Maryland to teach a class in building a tool chest and am bringing the Clifton along for the journey. I don’t know if things have changed, but I found the blade in my old Clifton #7 to wear so fast that I got a reverse camber, a hollow in the center of the blade, when I was edge jointing. The Clifton bench planes, like their Lie-Nielsen counterparts, are based on the classic Stanley Bedrock line of planes that were produced before the second World War. All new bench plane blades that are sold today, whether they be from Ron Hock, or with a new plane, will come ground straight across. Clifton #4 Smoothing Plane Bedrock style smoothing plane with rosewood knob and tote and heavy hand forged 2" wide Clifton made blade.


These design features give the CLIFTON plane the most rigidly clamped cutting iron of any bench plane currently available. I still stand by my impressions at the time, but I always meant to update the review as Clifton introduced new models.
This was an especially tough time for Clifton (a very small firm) and there was never any question that any problems that slipped through weren’t put right in short order. It is the plane to use for the final finish on surfaces, especially woods of difficult grain patterns.
Clifton #5 Jack Plane Bedrock style jack plane with rosewood knob and tote and heavy hand forged 2" wide Clifton made blade.
The Clifton #3 is an excellent size smoothing plane for small work, or for people with smaller hands. But before I put a plane to wood, I like to measure the sole’s flatness with a reasonable measuring instrument so that I have a record of it before I start working. The Clifton line of shoulder planes are the direct descendants of the legendary Preston planes of old. Reconfigurable through removeable parts, this plane combines the features of a shoulder, bullnose, and chisel plane all into one.


The Clifton Fore plane is one of the handiest bench planes, great for truing up warped and twisted boards and for jointing shorter lengths. Clifton 400 Bullnose Plane Made for the most delicate work, the original of this plane is one of the hardest to find Preston planes. The relatively short iron, unlike the older Kunz planes, lies firmly on the cleanly machined top of the frog.
After a year or so, Cliftons were considerably more expensive than a Lie-Nielsen plane, so they became less popular. Clifton 260 Chairmaker's Bits These are spoon bits that are indispensable in the manufacture of Windsor and other similar chairs. With the introduction of this plane we trust to have closed the large gap between the cheap planes and the premium planes. Clifton spoon bits are hand forged from the best carbon-steel and then ground with the highest precision.



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