Note: Picture shows this same plane with Ironwood sole. Ulmia has discontinued the production of wooden planes with Ironwood (Lignum Vitae) soles. This plane is now only available with White Beech Sole.
The Ulmia Bench Plane is for initial processing of rough sawn or scrub planed surfaces. Particularly suitable for trimming warped, rough boards at an incline to the grain and also for shaving cross-grained wood. Iron is adjusted by means of a wooden wedge. Simply tap the iron for a deeper cut, or tap the strike plate on the heel for a more shallow cut. 48mm single iron (no chipbreaker), 45° cutting angle, 25° iron bevel angle, 240mm (9 1/2″) X 64mm (2 1/2″) body. Mouth is not adjustable. Made in Germany.
Wooden hand planes are a viable alternative to metal planes with mechanical adjusters. In a world full of metal planes, The Ulmia wood body planes provide elegant simplicity by providing time tested designs coupled with modern manufacturing methods and materials. Before metal adjusters, plane irons were adjusted to very precise tolerances by a simple tap of the iron for a deeper cut. A tap on the heel of the plane reduces the cut. This simple process is still in use around the world and preferred by many craftsmen as an alternative to mechanical adjusters. Wooden planes are also easier to tune and maintain than their metal counterparts and use simple woodworking skills and tools.