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Cutter with back Iron attached

Date: 1890-1950
Overall: 184 x 57 x 7 mm, 407 g
Medium: metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Parallel Iron
Object No: 00053707

User Terms

    A cutting iron with the back iron attached, sometimes called parallel iron from a woodworking plane, used for rough work. The purpose of the back iron, or cap iron is to stop the grain from tearing ahead of the cutting edge when planing against the grain, it tends to curl the shaving and gives an easier discharge through the shaving oulet.

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