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Clifton No 4-1/2 Heavy Smoothing Plane

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When it comes to dressing wide boards and panels to a standard that is ready to receive finish, look no further than the No 4-1/2.

This 10-3/4" long heavyweight is equipped with a full 2-3/8" wide blade so you can cover a large area with fewer passes. With an authority of 5lbs 15oz (2.6 kilos) the Clifton 4-1/2 is the heaviest in it’s class.

The mouth should be set very fine - closed right up to around 1/64" or half a millimetre. This tight mouth setting, combined with the plane’s mass, prevents the timber ahead of the cutting edge from lifting. As a result the surface left behind is shaved, (rather than being first


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