Commonly called a chisel plane, this 165mm long by 44.5mm wide plane has an exposed full-width blade that lets you work up to adjacent surfaces. It excels at making paring cuts in places where a chisel would be awkward or impossible to use, making short work of cleaning up corners and joints inside carcasses.
Because the blade can be set level with the sole, you can also trim plugs or small inlays flush without marring the surrounding wood. Cast from tough ductile iron, the sole and sides are accurately machined and surface ground to be flat and square, with recesses cast into the side for grip. The large angled rear knob seats comfortably in the palm.
Four set screws accurately register the blade in the body, and it has a large thumb wheel for depth adjustment. Comes with a lapped O1 steel blade hardened to Rc 58-60. The 20° bevel blade coupled with the 15° bed angle yields an effective cutting angle of 35°, severing end-grain fibres cleanly and minimizing tearing. Weighs 550g.