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This low-angle smoothing plane has three key uses. It is used to smooth surfaces, preferably taking a diagonal cut, partly across and partly along the grain. With its generous side wings, it is ideal for shooting mitres. Finally, it is excellent for end-grain work.
The low cutting angle of 37° minimizes fibre tearing. With a bed angle of 12°, this is a bevel-up plane, like a low-angle block. It features an adjustable mouth with a unique stop-screw, a combined feed and lateral adjustment knob for blade setting, and a generous Bubinga front knob and rear handle. The ductile cast iron body is 254 × 63mm (10" × 2½"). Overall weight is just over 1.1kg (3½ lb.). The 25° bevel blade is 50mm (2") wide by 3.2mm (⅛") thick, lapped, and made of A2 tool steel.
For working difficult grain, additional blades are available with 38° or 50° bevels in A2 or O1 steel, and a toothed A2 blade. The toothed blade is ideal for working with difficult grain, especially knots. The small, square teeth leave a textured surface that can be smoothed with a finely set plane or a scraper. Supplied with an A2 blade with a 25° bevel.
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