For general-purpose work, the standard block plane is 1/8" taller than the low-angle version and has a 20° bed angle and a low-profile lever cap that fits the hand well.
The tall side wings are ideal for shooting, and finger grips in the sides improve control. The combined blade advance and lateral adjust is the most sensitive, accurate adjustment mechanism available. Two guide screws prevent blade shifting. The ductile cast iron body can take hard knocks, and the adjustable nosepiece does not extend past the body, so it cannot be driven into the blade if you drop the plane. The plane is machined to exacting standards, the milled sides and sole surface ground to a fine finish.
Each includes a chatterfree 25° blade in PM-V11 tool steel. For working difficult wood, lapped 38° and 50° bevel blades are available separately.