The jack plane is 14 to 15 inches long and is intended for heavy use. It is used immediately after a saw cut to remove irregularities on rough surfaces.
a carpenter's plane for rough surfacing
A woodworker's tool designed for shaving off small amounts of wood. The workhorse of the plane family, a jack plane is a good length for truing up boards, fitting doors, and similar tasks.
Hand tool, which consists of a long base plate with a sharply angled cutting blade, extending through the slot in the base. When the base plate is slid along a piece of wood, the blade shaves off thin layers of the wood, unless the extension is adjusted for thicker layers.
A general-purpose bench plane used to smooth rough stock. The bed is commonly 14 inches long with a 2-inch cutter.
A carpenter's tool for smoothing boards.
A medium sized plane used in the first stages of planing.
A jack plane is the general-purpose bench plane, used for general smoothing of the edges and sizing of wood. Jack planes are about 15 inches long, and the blade usually has a moderately curved edge. In preparing stock, the jack plane is used after the scrub plane and before the smooth plane.