New Veritas plane..

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Rick Boyett posted 10-23-2010 02:54 PM 2669 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…

10 comments so far

View rivergirl's profile


3201 posts in 2257 days

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

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

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

View Rick Boyett's profile

Rick Boyett

167 posts in 2631 days

#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.

View CreekWoodworker's profile


409 posts in 2717 days

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

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

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4166 posts in 2275 days

#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.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View JJohnston's profile


1614 posts in 2710 days

#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).

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

View ChuckV's profile


2872 posts in 2946 days

#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.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

View RonPeters's profile


713 posts in 2299 days

#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!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10850 posts in 2534 days

#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

View Napoleon's profile


788 posts in 2228 days

#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 ;)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

View Bob N's profile

Bob N

131 posts in 3346 days

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

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics