The Rabbet-Plane, is used to make a kind of Gutter or Rabbet, as it is called by Workmen, on the Edge of a Board, in order for a Door or Window to shut close into, as also for Fillets in Mouldings, etc.
– Richard Neve, Builder’s Dictionary, 3rd edition, 1736


  • Bedded square at 50 or 55
  • Tapered iron
  • Conical escapement

A wider rabbet plane, like 7/8” or 1”, will be used to create the rabbets that will ultimately be used as a fence and guide for the other planes to follow. A smaller rabbet, like 5/8”, can be used to remove much of the waste on a 90 degree corner before being touched by a hollow. This will reduce the amount of honing necessary for the more complex shapes.

Further information regarding rabbet planes and their use may be found here.




Rabbet Plane

<- $225 Regular

$255 Boxed ->


Standard Sizes 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, and 1″







Skewed Rabbet Plane



Standard sizes: 1″ and 1 1/2″





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