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plane click to hear : plane

Hand tool with a cutting blade, intended mainly for planing a wood surface or to give it a shape (e.g., beveled, chamfered).
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frog-adjustment screw cap iron toe blade sole heel depth-of-cut adjustment knob handle lateral-adjustment lever wedge lever lever cap knob

frog-adjustment screw click to hear : frog-adjustment screw

Screw adjusting the blade’s slant and, therefore, the width of the opening (mouth) that removes the shavings.

cap iron click to hear : cap iron

Metal part in apposition to the blade; it breaks off the wood shavings to facilitate their removal.

toe click to hear : toe

Front end of the tool.

blade click to hear : blade

Metal plate whose beveled edge constitutes the cutting edge of the plane.

sole click to hear : sole

Support plate, which rests on the surface of the piece to be planed.

heel click to hear : heel

Rear end of the tool.

depth-of-cut adjustment knob click to hear : depth-of-cut adjustment knob

Screw for controlling the motion of the blade in relation to the sole; this determines the depth of the cut.

handle click to hear : handle

lateral-adjustment lever click to hear : lateral-adjustment lever

Device for aligning the cutting edge of the blade with the plane of the sole.

wedge lever click to hear : wedge lever

Lever for holding or releasing the assembly made up of the lever cap, blade and cap iron.

lever cap click to hear : lever cap

Part keeping the blade and the cap iron in place and under pressure.

knob click to hear : knob

Handle for guiding and stabilizing the tool.