Definitions for "JACK PLANE"
Keywords:  carpenter, shaves, bench, plane, rough
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.