Lie-Nielsen Skew Block Plane
This unusual plane derives from the Stanley No. 140, which was taken out of production many years ago. It is a block plane with a skewed blade and a removable side plate to allow quick conversion from general planing to rabbeting. An adjustable fence makes it convenient for rabbeting and cross-grain work, such as fielding raised panels. The 1½" (3.81cm) x 1/8" (3.17mm) thick blade is bedded at 12°, and has a captive nut for positive and accurate adjusting. Body is 6-7/8" (17.46cm) x 1-7/8" (4.76cm). Improved round A-2 nicker standard on all tools. For scoring cross-grain fibers, retracts when not in use. This plane has substantial heft. The extra weight and skewed low angle blade facilitate smooth, sure cutting, even in hard woods and difficult grains. Full polish and careful hand finishing are the final touches to this unique and beautiful tool. Because of the skew, there are times when the tool will be cutting against the grain in a rabbet. For this reason, Lie-Nielsen also offers a left-hand version.