Low cost and effective: Japanese rabbett planes
Japanese rabbett planes allow the woodworker to work the bottom of rebates and trenches. With a high carbon steel laminated blade, Kakuri planes can be sharpened to a very keen edge and are no more difficult to sharpen than any Japanese woodworking tool.
Setting up and tuning a Japanese joinery plane requires careful attention to the even protrusion of the blade from the mouth, and ensuring the sole remains square to the sides. As the body of the plane is Japanese white oak, the woodworker has a lot of control over these adjustments.
Available in three sizes – 15 x 180mm, 18 x 180mm, 21 x 180mm – these are affordable tools worth considering.
Pricing and other information at www.japanesetools.com.au