These socks are made from a stretch knitted fabric. They are used to protect planes and other tools from corrosion as well as giving some extra protection from knocks and bumps when in the toolbox. Available in four sizes to cover all block planes and bench planes from smoothers to jointers.
Sizes as follows: Block plane 220 x 110mm, Smoothing plane 320 x 110mm, Jack plane 400 x 110mm and Jointer plane 560 x 110mm.
21 September 2017
Not badGot a few of these socks for my planes. The jack plane one fits my LN No. 62 great and good fit on my Clifton No. 5 1/2. Defiantly recommended especially for these 'premium' planes.
18 September 2017
Good quality plane sockI bought a jointer sized plane sock for my Rider 5 1/2 plane as I felt the one included with the plane too small. It was simply too unwieldy to get the large(r) plane in a jack plane sized sock. This one is too large but better large enough than too small IMHO. The quality's good, its function too. The LN socks description specifically mentions impregnation with rust inhibitors. I don't read that for Axminster's so am not sure if it's the case here too. But I'll try to cover the tools well enough with camellia oil so that shouldn't be much of an issue if they haven't been treated. Happy with 'em.
21 July 2016
Beware!This plane sock (smoothing plane size) is slightly too small for a Record No 4, which is disappointing. Guess it's been made to fit the Axminster Rider planes only.