New Veritas plane..

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Blog entry by Rick Boyett posted 10-23-2010 02:54 PM 2923 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

WOOHOO! My new plane came in yesterday. I’ll have a full review coming up. For now here are some pics of my new toy… (ahem) tool… (^_^)

Ahh those crazy Canadians and their new-fangled recycling…. (I kid, I kid)

Here we go, the un-boxing.

I’ve heard Veritas called the “Apple computers of hand tools”. I think they just need to master packaging and that will be an 100% true statement. Of course my of us woodworkers really couldn’t care..

Thar she blows in all her glory.

Hmm, they actually packaged the plane with a faux plastic blade for shipping. It even has holes for the Norris adjuster. Great idea since that lets them secure the cap iron..

So that’s it for now. I have looked through the existing reviews of this plane on Lumberjacks and decided that there is are a lot more details that you fellas might be interested in. So I’m doing a lot of testing to give you a good review. So far I can say that this is a DAMN GOOD plane. Stanley is really kidding themselves competing with this…

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 03:07 PM

What is a “low angle jack plane” primarily used for?

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Rick Boyett

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#2 posted 10-23-2010 03:10 PM

I think Lee-Valley explains it best on their website.

The Veritas low-angle jack plane is an exceptionally versatile plane. It is ideal for shooting miters, working end grain, and initial smoothing. With the optional high-angle blades, it is also the answer for working difficult grains, making it a well-rounded workhorse.

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#3 posted 10-23-2010 03:22 PM

I have a couple Versatile planes. Love them, enjoy your new tool.

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#4 posted 10-23-2010 03:27 PM

as I wipe the drool from my keyboard.

That is one sweet toy, er plane. You are going to have fun with this.

They are over £200 in Scotland.


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#5 posted 10-23-2010 05:21 PM

Don’t throw away that plastic blade. It may come in handy around the beginning of April (if you know what I mean).

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#6 posted 10-23-2010 06:10 PM

Congratulations. I think you will love the new plane. I have three Veritas planes and enjoy using them every time.

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#7 posted 10-23-2010 08:25 PM

Heck you might could have used that paper for something – if they hadn’t written all over it like that!

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#8 posted 10-23-2010 08:36 PM

Drooool !
Dang it looks good even before it has come completly out of the box
Drooool !

looking forward to hear your rewiew of this and all the fail on it ….LOL

take care

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#9 posted 10-23-2010 09:01 PM

Congratulations. A wonderfull plane you got there and the felling when you recived it i know exactly course i just got a lie nielsen low angel jackplane a couple of weeks ago :)

I am really looking forward to hear how it is to use…bet its wonderfull ;)

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#10 posted 10-24-2010 01:08 PM

You will love that LAJ…. it is the flag ship of my fleet.

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