A router plane is a plane used for smoothing out sunken panels, and more generally for all depressions below the general surface of the pattern.
It planes the bottoms of recesses to a uniform depth and can work into corners that could be reached only by the use of a chisel.
Nowadays, it is often replaced by the electrical router but continues to be preferred in special cases.
Woodworker's Guide to Handplanes Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (November 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1565234537 ISBN-13: 978-1565234536
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