The new anniversary edition of the planer is made of blue anodized aluminum and steel. The Reed Machine Planer removes cane from the inner diameter of the tube, making reed blanks of a consistent thickness. Using the provided reversible shims, the planer allows you to change the thickness of each reed blank to your preference. Standard setting is app. 128" or 112" blank thickness. The serrated clamp holds the raw cane in place to insure an accurate cut each time. Blanks are finished with such smoothness that sanding is sometimes unnecessary. NEW! Includes hand plane.