What Is A Cam Steady?

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plane cam steady
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A cam steady is a semi-circular shaped metal piece which is used on a multi-plane such as the Record 405 multi-plane. The cam steady slides on and secures to one of the arms (usually the arm at the front of the plane).

The purpose of the cam steady is to act as a fence stabiliser, assisting in preventing the fence dropping to a position which results in an undesired / inaccurate planing outcome.

The cam steady is sometimes referred to as the 'cam'.

Note: the photo shows the cam steady on the rear arm, usually it is placed on the arm towards the front of the plane.

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