The WoodRiver® V3 range of hand planes is based on the reliable Stanley Bedrock design featuring heavy, stress-relieved ductile iron castings, fully machined adjustable frogs without the removal of the T10 steel blade which are water quenched carbon steel hardened to RC63.
Some of the features on the V3 plane include a new larger adjusting wheel which is 4mm bigger in diameter than previously seen. This gives more leverage making it easier to adjust and is helpful because another new feature is the improved Y lever or Yoke. The old style Y lever is wedge shaped and could jam on the chip breaker when being adjusted. Rob Cosman has been working with Woodcraft on the design improvements that we can now see.