The Ulmia Stepped Rabbet Plane is useful for may tasks. Planing into corners, cleaning up rabbets, fitting parts, etc. Body is Hornbeam and the sole measures 155mm (6 1/8″) x 30mm (1 1/8″). The 30mm (1 3/16″) iron is fitted with a chipbreaker and is machine sharpened at 25 degrees. Final sharpening is required.
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.