Veritas Bevel-Up Smoothing Planes
Veritas Bevel-Up Smoothing Planes
£204.22 - £213.53 (£170.18 - £177.94 Ex. VAT)

Veritas Bevel-Up Smoothing Planes

  • A state-of-the-art, pure smoothing plane
  • An excellent choice for even the most demanding reversing grains
  • Includes a lapped 38° blade in O1 or PM-V11 tool steel
£204.22 - £213.53 (£170.18 - £177.94 Ex. VAT)

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Description

In Detail

This state-of-the-art, pure smoothing plane is the plane to use for the final finish, especially woods of difficult grain patterns. Veritas have combined the generous width and weight of a dedicated smoother with the versatile inner workings of a low angle bevel-up plane. The 12° bed angle, coupled with the 38° blade bevel, yields an effective cutting angle of 50°; this is commonly known as a York pitch. This is an ideal starting angle for minimising tear-out when working difficult wood. It is easy to create a higher micro-bevel angle for very difficult grains. It weighs in at just under 2.25kg, with an exceptionally low centre of gravity. Veritas have dubbed this plane a 164-1/2 H. It is an excellent choice for the most demanding reversing grains, where even higher bevel angles (for creating Type II shavings) are required to eliminate tear-out. The coffin-shaped body has a sole length of 255mm and a width of 77mm. It includes a lapped 38° blade, 57mm wide, 4.75mm thick. 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(5 micro inches) or better. Supplied with a 57mm wide lapped blade with a 38° bevel in O1, or the highly acclaimed PM-V11 alloy steel. Other blades are available with 25° and 50° bevel angles also in O1, and PM-V11 alloy steel.

Specification

Specification

Nett Weight 2.2kg (4lb 14oz)
Plane Blade Width 57 mm (2.1/4")
Plane Sole Length 255mm (10")
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

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Gavin

4 April 2017

The real deal.

This plane means business. A few rubs to hone, quick set up and it immediately performed impressively. Can't see it on site, but with appropriately honed irons, it will be a great asset at the bench.
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Ian

9 January 2014

Bevel Up or Bevel Down??

Being in the trade for in excess of 25 years, I have always worked with a bevel down plane, I took a trip to Axminster around 6 months ago as I was in the market for a decent 4 1/2 smoother. I was tempted by the BU plane more through curiosity than anything else. Speaking to the reps on site I did decide on this one which has sat on my shelf for the entire 6 months whilst I continued using my bevel downs. (I later went back and bought the LN 41/2) However last week I was working on some sapele which had some real difficult grain I decided to blow the dust off the bevel up and give it a go. I re-ground the iron to a steeper angle and with the mouth closed to minimum found myself taking achieving textbook shavings. I know I can achieve similar with my LN but do feel the set up time and ease of adjustment has got an edge over bevel down

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