Combines the distinctive beauty of solid maple hardwood with the durability of cast iron. Features self-sharpening hardened steel blades cast metal handle with tension spring to secure in any position safety guard rail with handle lock and a grid that is etched into the board surface at ½" increments with ruler graduations in 1/16". Model 8T/B includes freestanding table base with storage shelf and drop-leaf trim shelf. Desktop models shipped fully assembled. Bases require assembly.