The body is fully stress-relieved, ductile cast iron, with both sides machined flat and square to the sole. Weighing almost 2.25kg, it has a heft that provides good inertia. Its 266mm long and 68mm wide sole, with a toe fully one third the length, gives it solid registration even when used at an angle for a skewed cut.
Being a bevel-up plane, it has a low 12° bed angle for exceptionally clean end-grain cuts. The 50mm wide, 4.8mm thick lapped blade is available in O1 or PM-V11® tool steel. The Norris-style adjuster extends under the rear knob to allow easy adjustment. Two blade guide screws prevent lateral blade shifting.
This plane offers a comfortable grip whether you use it on its side or upright. When used on a shooting board, the side-mounted horn lets you push the plane with the web of your thumb. You can attach the shooting horn on either side of the plane for right or left-handed use. When used upright deep finger grooves in the sides and the front knob provide a secure grip. The rear knob provides a comfortable palm rest for driving the plane forward. Both the knobs and the shooting horn are made of torrefied maple.
By loosening the front knob, the plane’s adjustable mouth can be set to a fine opening; a brass thumbscrew retains mouth settings and prevents the toe from contacting the blade.
Made in Canada.
|Nett Weight||2.27kg (5lbs)|
|Plane Blade Width||50mm (2")|
|Plane Sole Length||267mm (10.1/2")|