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 1/2" increments with ruler graduations in 1/16". Models 8T/B and 9T/B include freestanding table bases with storage shelf and drop-leaf trim shelf. 9T/B includes foot-operated hold down bar. Desktop models shipped fully assembled. Bases require assembly.