Hand plane makes a very high pitched noise when using
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Hi and thanks to any and all who answer. I have a no 5 1/2 plane I recently received a new blade i prepared and hined it and I was using it and it’s makes a very very high pitched squeal like sound. It cuts pretty good but my God the sound. Any ideas why this happens and how to prevent it. Thanks again!
That’s odd 😀
A few questions:
What iron is it (size, make etc)?
What chip breaker do you have on it, and is it a match to the iron?
What angle did you sharpen the iron to?
What is the sound like? E.g. vibration, grinding, scratching etc?
Can you attach photos of the iron, chip breaker, plane sole?
Darren.4 March 2023 at 3:37 pm #793668
I also have this problem with my number 4.
I noticed it occured more often when i worked on end grain
It had to do with the way the iron lays on the frog if you check this and maybe flatten it it will probably improve.
Another thing that may help is to put some oil or wax on the bottom of the plane to reduce friction which also helped for me.
I hope this helps you a little bit
I second Darren, VERY odd. I wonder if you can attach a sound file here since I find it hard to imagine what this could be. You did not give much information. Have you used this plane before? Has the sound only started with the new blade?
Is it a squeal (or perhaps a squeak) like two metal parts rubbing together, e.g., like a door hinge that has not been oiled? The word “squeal” suggests metal parts rubbing together and creating a vibration. It does not suggests a sound made from metal (as in the plane bottom) rubbing against the wood. Of course, lots of things, when rubbed together, can vibrate and cause creaks. Wood on wood, wood on metal, and so on. Does the sound go away when you pass the plane over the wood with the blade retracted, or removed? If so, I would guess metal parts of the plane are somehow rubbing together. Are all the moving parts oiled and tightly assembled?
Thanks to everyone. It’s a woodriver plane with woodriver blade. The blade is new. The sound seems to start at the beg6of the cut. I was edge jointing when I initially heard the sound. I’ll try to do different cuts later today and use all of the suggestions. Here is a little bit of the sound.
I listened to the sound file.
That doesn’t sound like vibration to me, that sounds the the metal sole rubbing against hard wood?
Have you tried oiling the sole of your plane (I use Paul’s rag-in-a-can method) before making the cut?
If you still have the sound after then we’ll have another think.
Darren.5 March 2023 at 1:03 am #793732
Listened to the .wav file. This sounds pretty standard to me. My 5 1/2 Stanley does this pretty regularly on end grain.
Putting the workpiece lower in the vise and oiling the sole makes the problem disappear in my case.5 March 2023 at 5:55 am #793756
I also listened to the sound and it sounds exactly like my plane.
I think its just the friction so as others have suggested as well try oiling the sole or put some wax under it.
Something else that may be the problem is that you are maybe pushing to hard on it.
I hope this helped
Cheers6 March 2023 at 9:12 am #793876
Paul made a video about vibration:
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