Plane, Plow

Plan, Plow

The plow plane's office is to make a groove along the grain of a board, such as when you groove a door frame to take inset panels. The irons are interchangeable to allow for different width grooves. The adjustable fence positions the iron a given distance in from the edge of the board, and the depth stop controls the depth of the cut. The fences of plow planes may be adjusted by wedges or, as seen in the example, by screws.

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