Stanley #278 Rabbet Plane

Stanley #278 Rabbet Plan

This is a dual-purpose plane – the primary function is to cut rabbets.

Complete and in very good shape. A rare find.

This is a dual-purpose plane – the primary function is to cut rabbets. The plane is ground on both sides so that they are square with the sole and so the plane can lay flat on either side. Its iron is pitched at ~20 degrees, and is used bevel side up. The iron has a series of parallel grooves machined into its back. These grooves are engaged by a pressed steel lever, which regulates the iron’s set. The iron is held in place by a screw-activated lever cap that’s unique to this plane.

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