Inspired by antique Scottish mitre planes, this plane offers a comfortable grip whether you use it on its side or upright. When shooting, the side-mounted horn lets you push the plane with the web of your thumb while holding it tight to the workpiece with your fingers, leaving your other hand free to hold the workpiece. The shooting horn can be attached on either side of the plane for right- or left-handed use. When using it upright, deep finger grooves in the sides and the front knob provide a secure grip while the rear knob provides a comfortable palm rest for driving the plane forward. Both the knobs and the shooting horn are made of torrefied maple.
The body is fully stress-relieved, ductile cast iron, with both sides machined flat and square to the sole. Its mass and size are advantages for shooting and creating mitres for larger work such as moldings. Weighing almost 5 lb, it has a heft that provides good inertia. Its 10-1/2″ long and 2-5/8″ wide sole, with a toe fully one third the length, gives it solid registration even when used at an angle for a skewed cut, such as on a mitre jack.
By loosening the front knob, the plane’s adjustable mouth can be set to a fine opening; a brass thumbscrew retains mouth settings and prevents the toe from contacting the blade.
A bevel-up plane, it has a low 12° bed angle and 25° blade bevel that give it a combined cutting angle of 37° for clean end-grain cuts. The 2″ wide, 3/16″ thick lapped blade is available in PM-V11® tool steel. The Norris-style adjuster extends under the rear knob to allow easy adjustment while staying out of the way. Two blade guide screws prevent lateral blade shifting.
Chuck Bender, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine,
shows you some of the features he likes most about this new plane in his video below.
Made in Canada
Price: £263.96 (Including VAT at 20%)