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Veritas low angle smoothing plane

Veritas  low angle smoothing plane
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Our Price:  £194.90(Exc. 20% VAT)(£233.88 Inc. VAT)
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Veritas low angle smoothing plane with PM-VII blade

A low angle smoothing plane has three key uses. It is used to smooth surfaces, preferably taking a diagonal cut, partly across and partly along the grain. With its generous side wings, it is ideal for shooting mitres and great for end-grain work. The low cutting angle of 37° minimises fibre tearing. With a bed angle of 12°, this is a bevel-up plane like a low angle block plane. It features an adjustable mouth with a unique stop-screw, a combined feed and lateral adjustment knob for blade setting, and a generous Bubinga front knob and rear handle. The ductile cast iron body is 254 x 63mm(10" X 2.1/2"). Overall weight is just over 1.1kg(3.1/2 lb.). The supplied 25° bevel blade is 50mm(2") wide by 3.2mm(1/8") thick. The lapped blade has a flatness tolerance of ±0.005mm or better over the working surface, and with an average roughness surface finish of 0.000127mm(5 micro inches) 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.