The Sash-Fillister Plane is a special purpose rebating plane with a movable fence that is used to cut the glazing rabbet on the backside of a window sash mullion. The cutter is bedded at about 50° and mounted, along with the fence, depth stop and spur, on the left side of the stock. In use, the fence registers on the near (sash mould) edge of the mutton while the rebate is cut on the far edge. It is this unique characteristic - cutting the rebate on the edge opposite the fence - which distinguishes the Sash-Fillister Plane from all others.
We have been lucky to acquire a limited quantity of extremely fine examples of this majestic tool. With brass fittings and a rich patina, the planes are “boxed” (boxwood soles) as is found on the finest quality planes. Each plane includes a main cutter and a fore-mounted nicker which allows the plane to be used across the grain without tear out. Each plane comes with a tag indicating its maker, years of production and where it was made.
Every tool in our stock is unique. Though we will not be able to pick and choose a particular model, you can be confident each plane is a fine and authentic Antique Sash Fillister Plane from the UK that has been carefully selected for its beauty, quality and charm.