Norris 50G Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Infill Planes
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Plane Type: Infill
Model No: 50G
The Norris gunmetal smoothing plane model number 50G.
For the untrained eye it would be easy to assume this is a brass Norris plane however it is made from gunmetal. Gunmetal is a type of bronze which is sometimes reffered to in certain countries / regions as red metal.
The Norris 50G was fitted with hardwood infills, gunmetal lever cap, blade adjuster and a 2 1/4 inch parallel plane blade. The plane has slightly rounded sides with steel sole.
The Norris 50G was advertised as having a rosewood closed handle and front bun. There are Norris 50G planes which turn-up with handles made from wood other than rosewood, quite often walnut.
The rear handle has the blade adjuster neatly built into a suitably
sized recess allowing the handle to remain as a closed handle.
The blade adjuster allows the blade to be accurately adjusted laterally and moved upwards and downwards to set the depth of cut.
This plane usually has quite a deep mouth to cater for the thick Norris cutter.
The Norris planes were the 'Rolls Royce' of their day and are still considered in high esteem today.
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