This spokeshave is the latest addition to the Veritas line of fully functional miniature tools. At less than an ounce and only 89mm(3.1/2") long overall, it is a third the size of their regular flat-bottomed spokeshave, and is useful for making fine shaping cuts where a full-sized tool would be too bulky or awkward to use. Made of investment-cast stainless steel, the low profile body has a 45° blade bed, a tight fixed mouth opening and bubinga handles. The sole and blade bed are machined. The 19mm(3/4") wide and 1.6mm(1/16") thick A2 blade is hardened to Rc60-62. Supplied in a fitted embossed leatherette box, it makes a great gift.
|Nett Weight||28 g (1oz)|
|Overall Length||90 mm (3.1/2")|
|Plane Blade Width||19 mm (3/4")|
18 September 2017
DisappointingMore than a bit disappointed in this; while I had noted the small dimensions of the blade, I hadn't fully realised that the tool is quite literally "doll's house" size.........far too small to be of any real use, other than for very, very delicate work...................my hands are too big to make any real use of it. It's now an expensive talking point in my workshop............I doubt that I'll ever find a practical use for it.
5 August 2016
Works- sort of!The big problem with this is that the blade isn't held firmly enough and keeps working loose. However, when the blade is set right it works well until the blade works loose again, and then you have to reset it. Frustrating! This is simply not a good mechanical design for such a small tool.