The Ryder No.4 smoother is a good starting point for those new to woodworking. A No.4 is a handy size and weight for finishing and final smoothing as well a general-purpose plane. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts. The main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. It has an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and Indian hardwood handles. The sole is 245mm long with a 50mm wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate.