The best tool for scraping large flat surfaces, especially highly figured woods. The heavy cast iron body dampens vibration and holds the blade at the proper angle for smooth, chatter-free scraping. Pressure on the blade exerted by the thumbscrew bends the blade slightly for the efficient removal of thin shavings of wood. Put away the sandpaper and enjoy this quiet, dust-free way to smooth wood surfaces! Made in Germany by Kunz.