whats the difference between the 2 planes?

what is the difference between a hand plane and a block plane?
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Ah10201 wrote:

You really need to do some basic research on your own. between this post and your "how to use a hand plane?" post, you've covered almost the entire subject of planes. PLEASE got to www.supertool.com and read through the entire website. All of it. After than take a look at Jeff Gorman's website, http://www.millard.demon.co.uk/index.htm One will teach you what the differrent planes are, the other, how to use them. This will take some time, but learning always does. Using planes can be joyful or aggravting and the difference lies in using the right plane the right way. You're just going to have to do the grunt work of learning it yourself. Sorry. Dave in Fairfax
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: what is the difference between a hand plane and a block plane?
A hand plane is a plane used by hand -- essentially a sharp blade held rigidly in a base which is flat, and allows the blade to extend below the base by a fixed amount.
These cover anything from an extremely small plane to ones two feet long. A block plane is a small hand plane, usualy about five inches long.
    -- Andy Barss
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On 07 Mar 2004 03:05:49 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Ah10201) wrote:

one is for planing hands, the other is for planing blocks.
sheesh.....
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