The Veritas low-angle block plane stands apart from all others. Its 12° bed angle and low cutting angle of 37° excel at working end grain. It has higher side wings ideal for shooting, finger grips in each side for better control, and a combined blade advance and lateral adjust that is the most sensitive and accurate available. Two blade guide screws prevent blade shifting. Its compact 162mm(6.3/8") long by 50mm(2") wide ductile cast iron body can take hard knocks, and the adjustable nosepiece does not extend past the body. Weighs 790g(1.3/4lb.) and includes a lapped, 3.2mm(1/8") thick by 42mm(1.5/8") wide, 25° blade, in A2 Various blades for working difficult wood, 38° and 50° bevel blades are available in A2 or O1 tool steel. The A2 toothed blade (38° bevel) works the most difficult grain, especially knots. The small, square teeth leave a textured surface that can be smoothed with a finely set plane or a scraper.