We don’t usually embrace instruments on this column that we’ve not
truly examined, however we’re making an exception for these 5
new bevel-down planes from Veritas (Nos. four, 41⁄2, 5, 51⁄2 and seven
within the Stanley numbering system).
I obtained a preview of those at Lee Valley Instruments in Ottawa in
August; they had been publicly launched Sept. 13 (simply days earlier than
this concern was printed). To this point, I’ve solely taken aside and
partially reassembled one of many planes; we’ll have a full
evaluate after we get them in.
So why are we breaking our personal rule? Fairly merely, if these
planes carry out nicely, they may have a major impression on
the handplane market.
These bench planes will likely be stocked in three customary frog
angles – possible 40°, 45° and 55°. You possibly can, nevertheless, order any
frog angle from 40° to 65° in 1⁄2° increments (the frog and the
Norris-style adjuster had been redesigned to assist the vary of
51 out there angles) for a $10 upcharge and with only a couple
days’ wait. And the frogs are simply interchangeable; you’ll be able to
change them as wanted for varied planing wants.
As well as, the “torrefied” (roasted) maple totes and knobs
could be modified. Totes are supplied in two kinds: a regular
Veritas deal with or a conventional Stanley curved model; each are
out there in small, medium or giant. (There will likely be data
on-line and in shops about easy methods to decide the right measurement
for the consumer.) The knobs can be found in three kinds: low,
excessive and mushroom-shaped (proven within the image above).
The ductile iron our bodies and stainless elements characteristic a
streamlined form, and there are fence-mounting holes on all
the our bodies. There’s an adjustable toe to set the mouth openings
and, as a result of a “blade service” helps the O1 or PMV-11 iron,
the instruments can be utilized with or and not using a cap iron.
At press time, costs weren’t out there, however they’re anticipated
to be in step with different well-made manufactured bench planes.
Web page: Lee Valley
From the November 2014 concern, #214