Making fine adjustments to plane-blade position is easier with the right tool, and few can compare to the finely made plane hammers of Richard Wile, a hobbyist woodworker from Nova Scotia.
Based on Wile's design, this hammer is machined to have the same elegant proportions as the original, giving it a weight and balance that feel right in the hand. The small brass head, only 16 mm in diameter and weighing 85 g, allows precise, delicate adjustments to the blade. The opposite end has a 20.6 mm diameter face made of Delrin (a strong, rigid plastic) that is belled to distribute the force of strikes on wooden surfaces. The torrefied maple handle is 276 mm long.
A tool that is as pleasing in the hand as it is to the eye. An excellent fine hammer with many uses around the shop
Made in Canada