This tool is stout and has excellent balance. The cross-grain nickers cut grain fibres ahead of the blade to produce a clean, square, vertical cut. The nicker is a small blade, ground dead flush with the sides of the tool. Easy to sharpen and easy to set to depth or retract. The handle and knob tilt to either side to more easily get the tool into a large corner cut. It has a ductile iron body, A2 cryogenically treated blade, bronze frog and lever cap and cherry wood handles giving this plane a stunning appearance. The body is 324mm(12.3/4") long and 53mm(2.1/8") wide with adjustable nickers on both sides of the body for cross grain work. This is the first time that this type of plane has been made in the Bedrock style. Weight 2.24kg(5lbs).
2 October 2015
Marvellous ToolI've had this beauty for five or six years now and I absolutely love it. It appears a bit specialist but is actually surprisingly versatile. The fact that the blade is a fair bit wider than the body can irritate on certain joints when you set it up as a right hander then flip the piece over and unwittingly and roughly scoop out more than you wanted to. (A bad workman etc) and whilst the adjustable grips are a great idea, the tightening screw on the tote is partially obscured by the iron alignment lever and mine is looking a little mangled. It is beautifully engineered and finished and encourages you to produce better work because you can no longer blame the tool. To my lasting regret I lent it (for an afternoon) to a mate who has 'rusty hands' and now he's no longer a mate. Neither a lender nor a borrower be.........