A cap iron serves to stiffen a plane blade, helping to damp vibration and reduce the potential for blade chatter.
Made of corrosion-resistant A2 steel, our 1/8" thick cap irons are paired with our A2, O1 or PM-V11 blades. The leading edge of the cap iron is machined with a relief angle to ensure it always contacts the face of the blade, so no gap can form.
Our bench plane blades are 0.100" thick, 25% thicker than the industry standard of 0.080". Increased thickness reduces chatter. All are 7" long with a 30° bevel.
Made in Canada.