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Veritas bevel up bench plane with A2 steel blade
This neat little low angle plane is 225mm long, 59mm wide and weighs only 1.25kg. It is easier to handle than a full size smoother. Think of it lying somewhere between a large block plane and a full size smoother, then you’ll see just how useful this plane can be. Like a full size version, it is useful for final finishing of surfaces, end-grain work and for shooting mitres. The ductile cast iron body is fully stress-relieved, machined and surface ground with a bedding angle of 12° . The supplied 44mm wide blade has bevel of 25°. The locking front knob controls the adjustable mouth,an adjustable stop-screw in the throat lets you open the mouth fully for blade removal (for honing) and replacement, yet quickly restores your chosen mouth setting. The large wooden front knob and rear handle provide both comfort and excellent control. The Norris-style adjustment mechanism, with its combined feed and lateral adjustment knob, makes blade setting easy and accurate. Set screws prevent the blade from shifting, but allow full lateral adjustment. The lapped blades have a flatness tolerance of ±0.005mm or better over the working surface, and with an average roughness surface finish of 0.000127mm or better.
There are three steel types available for veritas planes. For most of the planes we offer for sale we have opted for the new PM-VII type because we believe it suits the needs of most of our customers. The following describes the virtues of each type of steel.
01 steel is easy to hone and a very fine edge achieved relatively quickly.
A2 steel takes a little longer to sharpen but retains its edge for longer.
PM-V11 alloy steel is easier to sharpen than A2 and hold an extremely durable cutting edge for up to twice as long.
Veritas range offer some of the most accurately made planes available today. This combined with some interesting and unique aspects to the design make them an ideal choice for the serious craftsman in wood.
Plane bodies are made from stress relieved ductile cast iron surface ground to very fine tolerances. Where possible we supply planes fitted with the new PM-VII blades as standard for extended edge holding on all types of wood.
Most planes have adjustable mouths and blade adjustment is via a single screw/lever ‘Norris’ style mechanism that adjusts the blade up/down and laterally. Grub screws from the side ensure correct blade alignment.
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