I have a #8 for jointing/flattening longer boards. A #6 for shooting as it is heavier and more mast for shooting the end of boarder. I have a #5 with arced iron for removing a lot of wood quick. For smoothing I have #4 LV and a #3. I find myself using the #3. I have a low angle block plan I never seem to stop using. All my planes are pre WWII era except the #4.