|Review by Mike Lingenfelter||posted 01-22-2008 04:17 AM||2556 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This Skewed Block Plane can be used for many operations. It can be used to work on end-grain, like a standard block plane. It has a fence and nicker so that you can work on tenons and rabbets. The nicker can be moved so that it is engaged or not. I’ve used it to clean up some tenons and it work beautiful. The skew blade really helps to reduce tear-out when going across the grain. I haven’t added an auxiliary fence to mine yet, but it’s coming soon.
It come in Iron or Bronze and as a left or right skew. They call them left and right handed, but it’s really just which way the blade is skewed. Ideally you would have both, depending on which direction you need to go. So far I only have one of them.