What Is A Lateral Lever? What Is A Plane Lateral Lever?

what is a lateral-lever?
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A Lateral Lever or Lateral Lever Adjuster is a mechanism found on some woodwork planes for adjusting the plane blade laterally (side-to-side).

A lateral lever is a piece of metal which lays behind a plane blade with some sort of notch which locates with the plane blade.

This mechanism means when the lateral lever is moved sideways then the plane blade moves sideways, not parallel sideways but on a pivot sideways so the corner and one side of the plane blade edge will be slightly deeper on one side than the other. If the lateral lever is left in a central position then the plane edge will be in a parallel position.

A lateral lever is found on virtually every plane which has a frog.

A lateral lever adjuster is also found on most bench planes and some infill planes.


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