Veritas Low Angle Jack Planes
Veritas Low Angle Jack Planes
£250.18 - £259.49 (£208.48 - £216.24 Ex. VAT)

Veritas Low Angle Jack Planes

  • Ideal for shooting mitres, working end grain and initial smoothing
  • Specially shaped lever cap and machined thumb recesses on each side
  • Combined feed and lateral adjustment knob, makes blade setting easy and accurate
  • Supplied with a lapped 25° bevel blade, 57mm wide
  • Choose from O1 or PM-V11 blade options
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£250.18 - £259.49 (£208.48 - £216.24 Ex. VAT)

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The Low Angle Jack Plane is ideal for shooting mitres, working end grain and initial smoothing. Veritas have designated it as a 62 1/2 because of its generous size, greater weight, low centre of gravity and radically set-back mouth. Measuring 380mm(15") long and 57mm(2.1/4") wide, it weighs just under 2.72kg(6lb.). With sides machined square to the sole, a specially shaped lever cap and machined thumb recesses on each side, it provides both comfort and excellent control when shooting. Includes a lapped 25° bevel blade, 57mm(2.1/4") wide, 4.8mm(3/16") thick, in O1 or PM-V11 alloy steel. The lapped blades have a flatness tolerance of ±0.005mm or better over the working surface, and with an average roughness surface finish of ±0.0127mm (0.0005") or better. A refined plane for the discerning woodworker.

For those who haven’t tried a low angle plane it comes as something of a revelation when you get to use one. If ever you have had to plane a section of timber with interlocking grain you may have experienced tear out when trying to prepare the surface. Iroko springs to mind as a timber that can present problems in this area and there are numerous occasions when a standard bevel down plane just won't leave the desired finish. If you are not in possession of a low angle plane then a cabinet scraper could be a way of achieving a better finish, but the surface left by a low angle plane with a nice sharp iron and set up correctly will leave a superbly flat surface.
A favourite with many cabinetmakers and joiners, this plane is perfect for use on a shooting board when squaring end grain and is comfortable to hold for long periods. The plane's adjustable mouth can be closed down nice and tight for fine shavings with minimum tear-out or opened up for heavier cuts. A nice touch is a thumbscrew for the mouth adjustment making for precise settings and less danger of contact with your carefully sharpened iron. It also features a combined feed and lateral adjustment knob for fast accurate changes to depth of cut.



Model No. 62.1/2
Nett Weight 2.6 kg (5lb 12oz)
Plane Blade Width 57 mm (2.1/4")
Plane Sole Length 380 mm (15")
Sole Length 380 mm
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



3 January 2018

Excellent and well made tool

I decided to take the plunge and try a large BU plane after years of using Stanley bench planes. The physics of the cutting action is entirely different with no cap iron - hard to put into words but noticeably finer shavings can be produced which may be important if you are mainly smoothing rather than having to take a lot off. I tried it on some dense beech with excellent results. The irons are a little annoying because they're tapered and there's only just enough to fit into a side clamping honing guide. Nevertheless an excellent edge can be achieved. I guess Veritas want you to buy their top clamping honing system! These BU irons blunt quicker due to the bottom wear bevel, but IMHO smooth better than the traditional old smoothers. Well worth investing in and persevering with.

Christopher Manning

18 November 2016

A Must-Have

If you have to have just one general-purpose handplane in your workshop, then make it this one. I would have said the low-angle smoother version, but this plane is so great for shooting end-grain that it really has no equal. Beautifully-engineered, good-looking, and so, so, efficient. For a big, heavy plane, it's surprisingly easy to use - even one-handed if you're feeling flash! Effortless action takes the sweating and swearing out of planing, and you'll wonder how you ever managed without one!

I kept looking enviously at this plane at woodworking shows, trying to work out how to tell 'er indoors that her little man had just spent over 200 quid on a plane, but in the end I cracked and bought it anyway. She took it surprising well, my injuries were superficial, and the plane is a joy. I rarely use any other plane these days, with the exception of my trusty low-angle block plane, and the indispensable Record 311 rebate plane. Veritas are to be congratulated on their products and build- quality.


7 November 2016

Great all rounder bench plane

This is a wonderfully designed tool, manufactured to a very high standard. The plane comes ready to use from the box; it just benefits from a quick hone of the blade and I waxed the tool body to resist corrosion. I use this plane all the time for roughing work and flattening material. It has left such a great finish in both Sapele and Oak that I often don't need to use a smoothing plane at all. The PMV-11 blade is excellent, keeping a good edge. I also purchased a separate toothed blade in A2 steel which makes short work of really rough timber and the higher angle blade, although I've not had much use for that yet. The blades for this jack plane are interchangeable with the Veritas low-angle jointer which is also useful.


28 February 2015

Great plane

This is such a versatile plane. It's not only end grain that it handles well it's everything, you are only limited by the honing angle of the blade. I have lie nielsen planes and for classic plane designs I would still recommend them over veritas, just personal preference, but veritas beats lie nielsen for innovation and this is a very innovative tool. The features like the stop for the mouth so it doesn't hit the blade,the side screws to keep the blade central in the plane mouth and the better mouth adjustment so you only use the knob. The sides are wider and better designed than the lie nielsen for using a shooting board. For me I prefer the extra weight and length compared to the lie nielsen, it helps when planing difficult wood. The benefit of a low angle plane is also that that blade is positioned directly on the body, no frog, this means the blade is supported much better than bevel down and reduces chatter and it just plows through difficult timber. Be careful if you are considering the jointer version of this plane ,for me it lacked the weight needed for a jointer and you can't use it on a shooting board. The only downside is Axminsters prices on all premium planes at the moment.

Peter Steele

9 January 2014

Very impressive

At the offer price this is an extremely good plane at a relatively low price. The lateral adjustment is very useful and the plane itself is well made and a joy to use. Great for end grain work.
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