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Edge-trimming planes are used for final trimming cuts on jointed boards to ensure smooth edges at exactly 90° to the face, and for working end grain. Having both right- and left-hand models available becomes advantageous when you need to accommodate grain running in opposite directions on the same board, but have only one true reference face, such as when working on a length of molding. Made in Canada, the planes are durable ductile iron, with a 12° bed angle and 30° blade skew. The 3.2mm(1/8") thick blades are 32mm(1.1/4") wide to let you plane material up to 25.4mm(1") wide. The depth-adjustment mechanism is a large thumb wheel and an independent traveller, resulting in fast and accurate depth setting with no blade skewing. Set screws along the side prevent the blade from shifting when knots are encountered. The fence is drilled to allow blocks to be added or to affix a wooden wedge for cutting controlled bevels, such as in boatbuilding. Each weighs 770g(1lb 6 oz.). The lapped blades have a flatness tolerance of ±0.005mm or better over the working surface, and with an average roughness surface finish of 0.000127mm(5 microinches) or better. Supplied with A2 steel blades.