This little plane is a close copy of Leonard Bailey's 1877 "Little Victor" No.51 block plane, which was once advertised as the "Perfect tool, useful in the home, shop, bank, office and especially in scroll saw work". A simple and effective tool with an elegant design, it is a great miniature maker's or model maker's plane.
The investment-cast steel body is accurately machined, has a 45° bed angle and a fixed mouth, and uses a cogwheel screw to secure the included 30° bevel O1 tool steel blade (measures 2.15mm thick by 25mm wide). Both the sole of the plane and the working surface of the blade are lapped to a flatness tolerance of ±0.005mm or better. At 80mm long by 32mm wide, and weighing just under 140g, this is a true pocket plane. Made in Canada.
22 December 2008
BrilliantA brilliant little plane, very easy to set up and very easy to use. Removes paper thin shavings and more substantial ones with ease. We are good mates already, Little Vic and I.