The RYDER No. 4 1/2 has the heft to help finely smooth, even the most difficult grain. A No. 4 1/2 with its wide blade can cover a greater area in fewer strokes. 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 cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts. The sole is 255mm long with a 60mm wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate.