Originally designed for trimming the crests off a scrub planed board the Clifton No 5 jack plane has become the all rounder of the modern workshop.
At just a hair under 14" long it is a very useful plane for flattening out problems like cupping, bowing and twist that can occur as the internal stresses are released when a board is sawn. The No. 5 is also commonly used for removing snipe, scalloping and saw marks.
The mass and balance of the Clifton No. 5 also make it a very effective plane to use with a shooting board.