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plane iron

noun, Carpentry.
the blade of a plane.
Origin of plane iron
1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A plane iron (p. 140) is often made to answer the same purpose.

  • A small tool, either for drilling, or for cutting, as a plane iron.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • The lever is for straightening the plane iron, and the screw s is for adjusting the depth of the cut.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • The plane iron should be so set that its cutting edge can only just be seen projecting evenly through the stock.

  • In the block plane there is no cap iron, the cutter or plane iron being placed with the bevelled side up.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • Bramah, in 1811, employed a revolving cutter to plane iron, adapting to metal the familiar mechanism for planing wood.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • By sharpening the plane iron to a keen edge, then placing it in the plane with the cap reversed and set about 1/32 in.

  • Loosen the plane-iron cap and screw it down at right angles to the plane iron, also reverse the tool rest as shown in the sketch.

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