This plane takes large-scale rabbeting work in stride. Weighing 6 lb, with a full-width mouth and 15-1/8" long body similar to that of a jack plane, it is suitable for very large rabbets and fielded or bevelled panels – anywhere you need to make a long, wide cut that would require major effort with a smaller rabbet or shoulder plane. The long sole and substantial mass help ensure accuracy; it will not follow the bumps and valleys that a shorter plane would, and the 4-3/4" toe registers solidly to the workpiece.
Set flush to both sides of the 2-1/4" wide body, the 3/16" thick bevel-up blade makes right- or left-handed corner cuts cleanly and accurately. The 15° bed angle, coupled with the 25° blade bevel, yields an effective cutting angle of 40°. Scoring spurs on either side of the body scribe the cut ahead of the blade, minimizing tear-out on cross-grain work.
Adjustable for depth and projection, the spurs can be recessed for working with the grain or to ensure that the outside spur cannot accidentally score the workpiece. Mounted on two steel fence rods with brass collet screws, the 7-3/8" long removable fence can be set up to 5-1/4" from the shoulder and is through-drilled to accept a wooden fence extension. The rear tote tilts and locks to either side for knuckle clearance.
The stress-relieved ductile cast iron body is accurately machined, with a sole that is flat and square to the sides. The adjustable mouth can be closed to a narrow slit for fine shavings and minimum tear-out, or opened for heavier cuts. A Norris-style mechanism combines feed and lateral adjustments for easy, precise blade setting. Set screws on either side of the blade prevent it from shifting in use, but allow full lateral adjustment. Includes a lapped blade, available in A2, O1 or PM-V11™ steel. Patented.