Veritas Shooting Board Plane
Veritas Shooting Board Plane
£297.95 - £311.95 (£248.29 - £259.96 Ex. VAT)

Veritas Shooting Board Plane

  • A state-of-the-art shooting board plane
  • An excellent choice for squaring end grain boards
  • Includes a lapped blade of your choice
£297.95 - £311.95 (£248.29 - £259.96 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

The mass of this plane, its long base and low centre of gravity make it both stable and effective. Tipping the scales at just over 3.5kg and just under 400mm long, it is a substantial plane; you will appreciate the authority it provides when shooting.

The body is fully stress-relieved, ductile cast iron, with a sole and running surface machined flat and square to one another; the 54mm wide running surface fits the classic Stanley #52 chute board. Three set screws let you compensate for slight inaccuracies in a wooden shooting board by adjusting the blade square to the workpiece.

Loosening a brass locking knob allows you to adjust the mouth opening, while a stop-screw retains mouth settings and prevents contact between the blade and movable toe. You can set the adjustable rear tote at a comfortable angle for use with the sole vertical or horizontal as on a normal plane.

A bevel-up plane, it has a blade skewed 20° to reduce cutting resistance, producing a shearing cut that leaves a neat, crisp finish on end grain. Combined with the 12° bed angle and 25° blade bevel, this yields an effective cutting angle of 35°.

The tool includes a lapped blade of either O1 or PM-V11™ tool steel. It uses the same 57mm wide blades as our other bevel-up planes. A Norris-style mechanism combines feed and lateral adjustments for easy, precise blade setting.

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Nett Weight 3.5 kg (7lb 12oz)
Plane Blade Width 57 mm (2.1/4")
Plane Sole Length 400 mm (16")
Sole Length 400 mm
Reviews (5)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



3 November 2017

A superb product

I work as a cabinet maker and have used this plane in a production environment for about 2 years. Before this we used a jack plane set up with a simple shooting board. Nice and cheap and works OK, really you have to question the need for a dedicated plane like this especially if you are just starting out. This was a business investment for us. This plane, which is not cheap, offers much more of an advantage especially if used with the Veritas shooting board track. Takes some of the sweat out of shooting, especially with high volume repeat work, so saves us time. PMV-11 blade seems to hold an edge well. For best results you keep it honed and super sharp all the time, don’t let any nicks develop. Set up properly it fairly much glides through the wood and leaves a polished finish on end grain. It isn’t prone to rocking on the track so makes the cut predictable. The mouth can be closed right up to the blade for fine work, or opened up wide. Fit and finish of all components is superb. The only slight niggle – the depth adjuster is too coarse, so just 1/8 of a turn seems to advance or retract the blade by a big amount. It isn’t a big problem as we usually leave it with one set. A replacement fine adjustment screw setup is available which would be a good addition to this plane. All in all if you do a lot of shooting work and can justify the cost this dedicated plane will pay you back.


27 November 2016

Fabulous Plane

Some tools just feel right straight out of the box and this is no exception. Beautifully engineered like all Veritas tools and perfectly balanced in use. I chose the PM V11 alloy blade which is holding a super sharp edge following an initial polishing on Japanese waterstones. Although this is essentially a one use tool, its worth every penny. I have tried using various bench planes for shooting over the years but always found them uncomfortable and prone to cause aching hands or blisters. This plane is absolutely perfect for producing square ends to components with very little effort. Highly recommended.

Phil Lyon

26 July 2015

This is a quality made precision tool

I have owned this plane now for 12 months and use it on a regular basis making boxes.Without going into the sciene of bed angles etc I can say without reservation that this plane is superb! Using it for long grain and end grain is a cinch with angles of 90deg. If you use hand tools a lot you wn,t be disappointed and will wonder how you managed without it. I highly recommend this plane.


9 September 2014

Helpful staff made choosing most suitable tool easy.

I spent a lot of time deciding on this plane, having previously owned a Lie-Nielsen No. 9 Iron Mitre plane. What really sealed my choice was the very helpful staff at Basingstoke enabling me to compare the Veritas ‘Shooter’ against the Lie-Nielsen No. 51 Shooting board plane on the bench at a recent ‘In Focus’ day.
I’m a ‘lefty’ and thought I would struggle with the right handed LN version Axminster offer but surprisingly I found I was OK with either left or right hand powering the plane’s on the Shooting board made for the demo day.
Although the Veritas is less heavy than the LN I found the Veritas lower 12° bed angle of the blade along with the blade skewed at 20°(common to both manufacturer’s) made little difference to the momentum through the cut.
What I especially like about many of the Veritas planes is the Norris style lateral adjustment built into depth of cut adjuster. If after sharpening a ‘bevel up’ blade its not quite square I can adjust the thickness of the shavings across the full width of the blade. I have previously had problems with setting up bevel up blades on LA planes to take equal thickness cut across the width which have not been sharpened dead square.
I have ordered my plane with a PM-V11 blade, again I have sometimes had problems with A2 blades holding there edge unless honed to 30°. The reports I have seen on the PM-V11 alloy look promising, another positive point for the Veritas innovative approach to premium tool design & manufacture.


4 April 2014

Superbly made precision tool

A lot of money for a wood plane, however this is a precision instrument & performs beautifully, internet reviews suggest that the second choice of blade represents the best compromise between ease of sharpening & edge 'life'

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