These versatile planes are used for working radiused profiles. The round planes smooth the inside of coves and coopered work or cut flutes when run along a fence, and the hollow planes smooth convex profiles, ease corners, or radius edges. The bodies are shungee
, a dense rosewood used for fine furniture, and are contoured for a comfortable grip on either the push or pull stroke.
Suitable for hardwoods as well as softwoods, they have tight mouths to minimize tear-out. Hardened to Rc60 for durability, and secured by a wedge and cross pin, the forged high-carbon steel blades are ground to closely match the sole curvatures; you need only lap the faces to finish sharpening them. Blade setting is done with gentle taps from a light hammer – a process that may seem daunting at first, but once learned allows positive fine adjustment (instructions included).
Approximately 160mm (6-1/4") long overall. Blade width is listed in the price line (nominal Imperial dimension in brackets). Sold individually, in matched pairs, or as a full set of 12 planes.
Made in Hong Kong.