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The standard block plane is preferred for general purpose work. The 20° bed angle plus the blade's 25° bevel angle results in an effective cutting angle of 45°. The low profile lever cap fits the hand well, at only 3.2mm higher than its low angle variant (weight 790g(1.3/4lb)). In all other respects, it is the same as the low angle block plane. Included is a lapped blade, 41mm wide and options of O1 or PM-V11 tool steel blades are 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.
|Plane Blade Width||41mm (1.5/8")|
11 November 2016
20degree angle, standard block planeI tend to prefer traditional design and this modern style Veritas plane was not my first choice. This little plane has grown on me and I have changed my view completely. It is straightforward to adjust and functions extremely well without looking pretentious. My thanks to Axminster tools for their first rate service and delivery.
9 January 2014
Very fineThis is a heavy block plane, My first good plane and I am more than happy with.I don't know lie nielsen planes ,but this beauty is much much better than stanley and others.