The Veritas scraping plane is the ideal tool for final smoothing. Tear-out is virtually eliminated with the cutting action of the included scraping blade. The generous Bubinga front knob and rear handle make it comfortable to use for extended periods and the large sole ensures an accurately flattened surface. The adjustable frog enables blade angles from 0° to 25°, providing fine control of the cutting action. A feature unique to the scraping plane is an integral thumbscrew that bows the blade to eliminate ridges in the work surface caused by blade corners. The plane comes with a 1.4mm(0.055") high-carbon steel blade suited to this technique, and an optional 3.2mm(1/8") thick blade of A2 tool steel is available for those who prefer uncambered blades. Also available is a 3.2mm(1/8") thick A2 tool steel toothed blade at 25 teeth per inch. All blade styles are 73mm(2.7/8") wide, hardened to HRC 48-51, and come with the cutting edges ground at 45°. The 240mm(9.1/2") ductile cast iron body has been fully stress relieved, machined, and surface ground on the sole. Weight is 1.8kg(4lb).