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Veritas

In the last few years Veritas have modernised and enhanced traditional plane design, resulting in many genuine improvements. Using manufacturing techniques and materials that were unavailable to the original makers, Veritas produce highly functional, great looking tools. No doubt had the techniques and materials been around in the 1860’s, Leonard Bailey would have been first in the queue to use them. The bodies are stress-relieved spheroidal cast iron, highly resistant to cracking and distortion. Their soles are flat and square to the sides. Set-screws on the sides constrain the blade laterally, preventing the blade shifting under the stress of planing. A beautiful combination of cast iron bodies, brass fittings and wood handles; these planes are certainly the cutting edge. A note about blades. Veritas offer a choice of blade with some of their planes: either O1 or PM-V11 steel. O1 is a modern tool steel, it sharpens easily and quickly resulting in an excellent, very fine cutting edge. Veritas O1 blades are oil quenched, double tempered and hardened to HRC 58-60. PM-V11 is a powdered metal (PM) alloy; on a scale of 1 to 10, Veritas (V) rate this as 11. Hardened to HRC 61-63, PM-V11 steel has a fine, consistent structure. It provides significantly greater resistance to both impact and wear. It can take a keen edge and hold it a good deal longer than standard blades. Standard Block Planes The go-to plane for all small tasks. The standard block plane is preferred for general purpose work. The 20° bed angle plus the blade’s 25° bevel angle result in an effective cutting angle of 45°. The low profile lever cap fits the hand well. The lapped blade is 41mm wide with the option of O1 or PM-V11 tool steel. A toothed blade in A2 steel is available for working very difficult grains, such as knots.

Standard Block Plane O1 Standard Block Plane PM-V11 O1 Blade - 25° PM-V11 Blade - 25° Block Plane Sack

Inc.vat £145.50 £153.50 £25.50 £33.65 £11.15

Ex.vat £121.25 £127.92 £21.25 £28.04 £9.29

Code 717385 717387 701886 503969 477064

Low Angle Block Plane O1 Low Angle Block Plane PM-V11 O1 Blade - 25° PM-V11 Blade - 25° Block Plane Sack

Inc.vat £145.50 £153.50 £25.50 £33.65 £11.15

Ex.vat £121.25 £127.92 £21.25 £28.04 £9.29

Code 717382 717384 701886 503969 477064

Low Angle Block Planes Trims end grain like no other. With a 12° bed angle and low cutting angle of 37°, this block plane excels 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 adjustment. Two blade guide screws prevent blade shifting. Its compact at 162mm long by 50mm with an adjustable mouth. It weighs 790g and includes a lapped 3.2mm thick by 41mm wide in either O1 or PM-V11. A toothed blade in A2 steel is available for working very difficult grains, such as knots.

DX60 Block Planes The ultimate block plane The body and lever cap of the Veritas DX60 Block Plane is ductile cast iron. All of the turned knobs and adjusters are made from stainless steel. The body is very accurately machined and surface ground to within 0.038mm maximum deviation. The large side wings increase stability for shooting and unique finger grip indentations provide comfort and control. The adjustable mouth can be closed for fine shavings or opened for heavier cuts. A set-screw behind the front knob can be used to lock in a setting so that the mouth can be opened to clear shavings and then returned to exactly the same position. The lever cap is shaped to blend Inc.vat Ex.vat Code with the body to give a smooth, secure and comfortable grip. DX60 Premium Block Plane O1 £184.99 £154.16 717537 The combined feed and lateral adjustment mechanism makes DX60 Premium Block Plane PM-V11 £193.00 £160.83 717539 blade setting accurate and easy. O1 Blade £31.99 £26.66 506350 This 180mm long by 44mm wide plane has a 12° bed angle. PM-V11 Blade £40.15 £33.46 506352 The 35mm wide blade is available in O1 or PM-V11. Block Plane Sack £11.15 £9.29 477064

Apron Planes Ready to deploy for a quick trim. This small, low angle block plane is ideal for trim carpentry. At 400g it is half the weight of a standard block plane which is a big plus if you carry it in your apron pocket all day. The 140 x 44.5mm ductile cast iron body takes knocks in its stride. It has good hand feel; unique side wings allow a comfortable firm grip. A combined feed and lateral adjustment mechanism makes setting easy and accurate. 12° bed angle, it comes with a lapped 25° bevel blade made of either O1 or PM-V11 alloy steel.

Apron Plane O1 Apron Plane PM-V11 O1 Blade PM-V11 Blade Block Plane Sack

Inc.vat £98.50 £104.50 £22.36 £28.70 £11.15

Ex.vat £82.08 £87.08 £18.63 £23.92 £9.29

Code 717501 717503 701911 506330 477064

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