|Classification||Woodworking hand plane|
A router plane is a hand plane used in woodworking 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 otherwise can only be reached with a chisel.
Nowadays, it is largely supplanted by the electrical router and shaper, but retains limited application.
Wynn, Scott (2010). Woodworker's Guide to Handplanes: How to Choose, Set Up, and Master the Most Useful Planes for Today's Workshop. East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, USA: Fox Chapel Publishing. ISBN 978-1-56523-453-6. OCLC 606234673.