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Standard Block Plane

Veritas - Standard Block Plane

A 20° bed angle of the plane and 25° bevel angle on the blade of the Vertias Standard block plane result in an effective cutting angle of 45° making this block plane ideal for general-purpose work, and in addition it has two blade guide screws to prevent blade shift and the combined blade advance

$139.00 (As of 7/26/2012)

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Editor's Review: Block Planes for Builders

review date: May 1, 2008

CLOSE TO DRIVING A CADILLAC. If it were smaller, this plane would rank among my favorites. Out of the box, the blade needed little to no work before use. The fit and finish and the adjustment mechanisms are excellent. This plane combines blade feed and lateral adjustment, which allowed me to dial in a blade setting quickly and precisely. Although it has a solid feel, the plane’s weight makes it harder to use with one hand. It’s also too hefty to carry in my tool apron. For trimming miters and butt joints, the 1 5⁄8-in. blade width is more than I need.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Veritas
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-871-8158
Weight 1.85 lb.
Dimensions 6 3/8 in. x 2 in.
Adjustable Mouth yes
Blade Size 1 5/8 in.
Materials cast-iron