Among the many labor-saving tools of late years, there is perhaps none more popular and none more indispensable in a pattern shop than the universal wood trimmer. It will cut any end or angle within the capacity of the machine; and an end which would take from 10 to 15 minutes to square and true up correctly by hand, with square and plane or chisel, can be finished in as many seconds with this tool. It is made in many sizes, from the small bench trimmer, two views of which are shown in Fig. 102, to the large machine illustrated in Fig. 103. The small No. 0 machine, shown in Fig. 102, cutting to 6 inches wide and 3 inches high, is so comparatively inexpensive - considering the time it will save and the quality of the work produced - that it should be on the bench of every pattern maker. The larger machine will cut 20 1/2 inches wide and to a height of 7 1/2 inches. These machines will cut the acute angles between 45 degrees and 90 degrees, and the obtuse angles between 90 degrees and 135 degrees.
Fig. 100. Hand Planer and Jointer.
Fig. 102. Front and Rear Views of Bench Trimmer.
Fig. 103. Universal Trimmer.