The Scrub Plane is used for the initial processing (roughing out) of roughly cut boards or planks. The plane leaves tracks on the planed surface, which can be easily flattened with a couple more strokes by a Bench Plane or Jack Plane. The bed angle is 45 degrees. By reversing the blade, the angle increases to 75 degrees. This "trick" is mainly used for roughing out superhard types of wood. The sole is made of high quality hornbeam, the body is made of high quality beech, both dried down to 10 % moisture.