Kakumentori Kanna – Chamfering Plane


As exactly it sounds, this is a kind of plane to take off the corners by 45 degrees. There are various sorts of surfaces on the materials like pillars and boards, the dangerous one is the square timber. Their corners are very sharp and it could cut flesh. By taking off them with the chamfering plane, it makes it round off a bit and looks beautiful as well.

The saw is fixed obliquely for additional sharpness

It has a dial to adjust the size of the width that you wish to take off. One of my recommendations is the one called ‘Isuka-shikomi’ which has its saw fixed slightly oblique to add even more sharpness. The other is the one with a big brass part in the very centre of the plane. This brass protects the plane itself to wear out from countless grinding.