The KAKURI Smoothing Plane is 60mm wide by 210mm long with a 48mm wide blade. It is used for medium sized smoothing and trimming. It cuts on the pull stroke. A high speed steel blade hardened to HRC 63 ensures a sturdy and sharp cutting edge, and it includes a chip breaker which keeps the blade in place through compression. The blade is adjusted using a wooden mallet. The wooden body of the plane is made of Japanese White Oak.
The blade can be sharpened or replacements blades can be bought separately.
KAKURI Corporation is a company based in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture. It was established in 1946 and its philosophy is to promote "a rich life through tools." This philosophy is based on the understanding that making things is a rewarding and enriching experience, and KAKURI therefore produces high quality tools that can enable a creative manufacturing process. It aims to create harmony between people, skills and tools and produces a wide range of hand tools for people who enjoy DIY.
KAKURI is a member of SMITH SANJO JAPAN, a group of craftsmen in Sanjo with an enterprising and innovative spirit, who have inherited the traditions and heritage from their predecessors. Since Sanjo is known as a district where high quality blades, metal products and hand tools are produced, SMITH members aim to promote the skills handed down by craftsmen over generations.