Same Song, different band... Ordered a Veritas

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Blog entry by Rick Boyett posted 10-16-2010 12:23 AM 1389 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Any of you following my incoherent ramblings know that I tried out a new Stanley Sweetheart Low Angle Jack Plane. Well I use the word “tried” kinda loosely because it was in such bad shape that I ended up returning it the next day.

So strike one for me, let’s try another swing at this..

I just ordered the Veritas Low Angle Jack Plane.

I also seriously considered the Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Jack Plane

I went with the Veritas mainly because I like the Norris style adjuster and the set screws in the body of the plane. These screws prevent any lateral movement of the blade and make setup a little easier. I first got to try this out when I bought a Veritas Low Angle Block Plane a few months ago and I loved it.

The thing is, while the quality of Veritas has always been considered extremely good, Lie-Nielsen is considered LEGENDARY! Not only that, but when you figure in shipping, the Lie-Nielsen is only $18.50 more expensive. It is only $6.00 more expensive if you buying it through Japan Woodworking’s website. I think it is interesting that Lee Valley’s website has the Veritas listed as a Bench Plane while Lie-Nielsen correctly calls their product a BLOCK Plane.

right now everyone in the Lie-Nielsen camp thinks I’m out of my cotton pickin’ mind I know, I know…. (^_^)

Not that I want to see a blood bath on my blog, but what do you guys think of these planes?

Oh to heck with that, FIGHT!!

I suspect I’ll be taking delivery sometime around next Friday. I think that might make this a good time to build a new shooting board.

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 05:09 AM

I purchased a boat load of LN tools including the LABP and for a first time user two years ago I still have the ability to dig some of the prettiest creators that you have ever seen. I can say this though Both LN and veratis make beautiful trophy’s for the shelf. I know I know I really like the help that I got from the all the people at LN. I bet Iv’e called them a thousand times to ask them how to do this and how to do that and not once have they ever been rude to me. I really dont have much to say and what I do say doesn’t mean a whole lot I just couldn’t resist the chance to say either one of those planes are a work of art they really do what there suppose to do. I was wondering about that new stanley line nso I guess you saved me some money and aggravation. thank you!!

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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