A low-angle smooth plane has three key uses. It is used to smooth large surfaces, preferably taking a diagonal cut, partly across and partly along the grain. Similarly, with its generous sides, it is ideal for shooting mitres. Finally, it is excellent for end-grain work. The low cutting angle of 37° minimizes fibre tearing. With a bed angle of 12°, this is a "bevel-up" plane, like a low-angle block.
The plane's adjustable mouth can be closed to a narrow slit for fine shavings with minimum tear-out or opened for heavier cuts, all done quickly and easily with the front locking knob.
The generous wooden front knob and rear handle provide a comfortable grip and excellent control. The combined feed and lateral adjustment knob makes blade setting easy and accurate.
The body, cast from ductile iron, is 10½" x 2½"; overall weight is just over 3½ lb.
To use this plane as a regular bench plane, Veritas have developed a high-angle blade. Using this blade doubles the use of the plane by enabling it to excel at smoothing varying-grain woods.Click here for replacement blades