The scrub plane HCS blade is the tool of choice for major stock removal, the first step when flattening rough stock by hand. Much like a low-angle smooth plane, a scrub is not usually used parallel to the grain, but at an angle of 30° or more. The blade edge is ground with a 75mm(3") radius, so that it takes an aggressive cut. This is the tool you use to get stock into a condition where you can then use a smooth plane. The curved cutting edge of the 38mm(1.1/2") wide by 4.7mm(3/16") thick blade gives a distinctive, hand-worked texture to the workpiece. It is sometimes used by timber framers to replicate gouge marks. This is a single-iron tool, meaning there is no cap iron or chip breaker. Set screws along the side prevent the blade from shifting sideways when knots are encountered. The ductile cast iron body is accurately machined and ground so that the sole is flat. A very refined yet rugged performer. Available with either a high-carbon steel blade (HRC 58-60) or an A2 tool steel blade (HRC 60-62).The Veritas scrub plane measures 273mm(10.3/4") long overall and weighs 1.4kg(3lb).