Transitional Plane Problem Solved
One piece of information I left out of the original topic was the length of the plane, it is 9″ and was listed as a smoother. Well I took James and Mike’s advice and checked out the chip breaker distance from the blade edge. I had it set as if I was doing one of my all metal Stanley planes. I moved the chip breaker back and now the tab can engage the chip breaker/blade and be adjusted to cut wood. I guess my mind was focused too much on the Stanley planes and adjusting the chip breaker on those. Thanks to those that posted as it has made me just a little wiser with these hand tools.