The Axminster workshop dovetail squares are available with either a 1:6 (81°) slope for softwoods or a 1:8 (83°) slope for hardwoods. We have greatly improved these tools by specifying a polished stainless steel blade. The stock is straight grained rosewood with a brass facing. Three brass rivets permanently fix the blade to the stock. The lower dovetail angle 1:6 makes for a stronger joint in soft timbers whereas the higher angle 1:8 gives a more refined appearance in hardwoods. Blade length approximately 70mm.