The mass of this plane, combined with its long base
and low center of gravity, makes it both stable and effective. At 7-3/4
lb and just under 16" long, it is a substantial plane; you will appreciate
the authority it provides when shooting.
The body is fully stress-relieved, ductile cast iron, with a sole and
running surface machined flat and square to one another; the 2-1/8" wide
running surface fits the classic Stanley #52 chute board. Three set screws
let you compensate for slight inaccuracies in a wooden shooting board
by adjusting the blade square to the workpiece.
Loosening a brass locking knob allows you to adjust the mouth opening,
while a stop-screw retains mouth settings and prevents contact between
the blade and movable toe. You can set the adjustable rear tote at a comfortable
angle for use with the sole upright or facing down.
A bevel-up plane, it has a bed skewed 20° to reduce cut resistance
and make a shearing cut that leaves a clean finish on end grain. Combined
with the 12° bed angle and 25° blade bevel, this yields an effective
cutting angle of 35°.
Includes a lapped blade, made of either O1 or PM-V11® tool steel,
which we find offer the best performance at low bevel angles. It uses
the same 2-1/4" wide blades as our other bevel-up planes. A Norris-style
mechanism combines feed and lateral adjustments for easy, precise blade
Available in right- and left-handed versions.
Made in Canada. Patented.