|Review by cmaeda||posted 12-29-2010 08:44 AM||4611 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I got the Veritas Router Plane as a gift from my (favorite) aunt so I have only had a few days to try it out but so far its’ really awesome.
The fit and finish is excellent except that I spent maybe half an hour sanding the knobs and finishing it with oil but that’s just a personal preference.
Honing the blades didn’t take too long except that the 1/2” straight blade had a small ding in it so I had to grind it out (an extra 20 minutes of so). But the other blades only took maybe 5 minutes each…. maybe 1 minute on my extra fine diamond and 3 or 4 minutes on my extra extra fine ceramic stone.
It is really easy to use, I like the depth stop mechanism and the big brass knob to control the depth.
I don’t have many Veritas planes and it really was a toss up between this and the Lie Nielsen. I was able to test drive the Lie Nielsen beforehand but the Veritas was bought without a testdrive.
The features I liked were that the 1/2” blades are detachable, the depth stop mechanism and the closed throat.
I just wish that the 1/4” blade was detachable. It makes sharpening a whole lot easier.