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Veritas Low Angle Block Planes
Veritas Low Angle Block Planes
£121.46 - £129.96 (£101.22 - £108.30 Ex. VAT)

Veritas Low Angle Block Planes

  • Ideal for working end grain
  • Finger grips in each side for better control
  • Combined blade advance and lateral adjustment
  • Ductile cast iron body
  • Available with O1 or PM-V11 25° tool steel blade
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£121.46 - £129.96 (£101.22 - £108.30 Ex. VAT)

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Description

In Detail

The Veritas Low Angle Block Plane stands apart from many others. Its 12° bed angle and low cutting angle of 37° excel at working end grain. It has higher side wings ideal for shooting, finger grips in each side for better control, and a combined blade advance and lateral adjust that is the most sensitive and accurate available. Two blade guide screws prevent blade shifting. Its compact 162mm long by 50mm wide ductile cast iron body can take hard knocks and the adjustable nosepiece does not extend past the body. It weighs 790g(1.3/4lb) and includes a lapped 3.2mm thick by 41mm wide, 25° blade in a choice of steels (O1 or PM-V11. For working difficult wood, 38° and 50° bevel blades are also available. 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.

Specification

Specification

Nett Weight 450g (1lb)
Plane Blade Width 41mm (1.5/8")
Plane Sole Length 162mm (6.3/8")
Reviews (7)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

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curlypete

25 November 2016

Faultless

I bought the low angle version to replace my Record 0110 which has been my go-to plane for the last forty years (and probably as long before that for the previous owner). It feels satisfyingly heavy in the hand, and perfectly shaped to fit a one handed grip for cleaning up edges and the like. Arrived at 9:58 and was on the job by 10:05, very easy set up and pretty sharp out of the box. The 103 produces the silkiest of shavings and the adjustable toe is a great feature. Haven't had it long enough to judge the sharpening interval but on current form the PM-V11 blade feels like it will keep an edge for many metres of smoothness.
Highly recommended - I haven't tried a Lie-Neilsen but it's hard to see how the Veritas could be improved - OK it's expensive but I reckon it has already repaid some of the cost through being properly designed and engineered rather than the DIY varieties that need hours of fettling!
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paul higgins

14 February 2016

very impressive

I went to my local axminster to buy some hard wax oil and one of their rider block planes as i already have a 41/2 and a 5 of theirs. i got chatting to the lad there and started trying out the axi block planes then just thought id try a veritas one. It was head and shoulders better than the other block planes it was better in the hand and a good width it was soo much sharper too and would retain that edge too (pm-v11 blade) set up was vert quick too with almost no backlash, as opposed to a lot on all axi models it was more than twice the cost but i think that it was worth it as all the castings were very high quality and the fit was spot on and it has a weight to it, bit much maybe but that's being picky and i know it will last. all in all a good buy i think.
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Tim Atherton

11 June 2015

Fantastic plane but choose your blade carefully

I make kayak and canoe paddles. I use Western Red Cedar, Meranti, Obeche, Douglas-fir, American Ash and African Blackwood.

I bought this low angle block plane with the O1 blade (the softest). My Veritas spokeshaves use the A2 blade (medium hardness). I have to sharpen the O1 blade a lot, at least twice as often as the A2 blades. I have just ordered a PM-V11 (well hard) blade because I'd rather be planing than sharpening. Definitely read Axminster's description of the various blade metal options:
(http://www.axminster.co.uk/blog/2014/09/o1-a2-or-pm-v11-which-steel-is-for-you/)

The plane is a joy to use, simple to set up. It is the tool I turn to when I suspect that the wood grain is difficult. I probably use it more than my spokeshaves now for general work. My only complaints are the lack of a decent box to store it in (I guess I'll have to make one!) and the high price, although as it will probably out live me, so it is probably therefore, jolly good value.
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Anonymous

9 January 2014

great plane

really great plane, good price, great you can make it into a number 3.really like the pins at the side so that the blade stays central quickly when you re sharpen. GREAT PLANE
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Mr J Kelly

9 January 2014

Veritas Low Angle Block Plane

Excellent purchase. Had been using a reasonable well-known name up to this but the Veritas is just superb. I even use it for jointing the backs of the mandolins I build as often as I use my No 5 plane. Handles beautifully.

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