Designed for smoothing varying-grain woods, this fixed-mouth smoother has an iron bedded at approximately 60° to minimize tear-out. The wedged HSS blade, 1-3/4" wide by 1/8" thick and hardened to Rc62-64, is adjusted using light mallet taps to set angle and projection. The hardwood body is about 9" long by 2 3/8" wide — a good size for comfort and control either pushed or pulled (through-handle is removable).
With the exception of the machine-mortised throat, the plane is shaped and finished by hand. The mouth is set farther back in the body than European wooden planes, affording a more positive registration on the wood being planed.
A well-made plane, it is an excellent choice for finishing cuts on hardwood where a smooth, glass-like surface is desired. Weighs 1 lb 10 oz.