Veritas DX60 Low Angle Block Plane is Versatile

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Review by pintodeluxe posted 484 days ago 2625 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When you start looking at a hand plane you can tell pretty quickly if it is well made. This one is. The throat opening adjusts easily, and can close up tightly for fine shavings. The depth adjustment, and angle adjustment is combined into one knob, and is easy to work. Once you dial in your setting there are a pair of set screws that hold the side of the blade in alignment. The blade lock knob is larger diameter than my other planes, which makes it easy to hold the blade steady with minimal force. The frog is built into the handle, so you don’t feel like you need three hands to adjust the blade.

With a bed angle of 12 degrees, this plane tackles end grain without issues. What surprised me is how useful it is for general planing tasks such as fitting drawers and trimming doors. It did great on tricky grain in quartersawn oak. I don’t use it much for chamfering, because I have more accurate ways to do that. However as a general purpose small plane it works great.

I am not normally much of a hand tool guy, but with this plane I just may be.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#1 posted 481 days ago

Hard to go wrong with they’re tools….. Nice score.. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 480 days ago

I have this plane and it’s superb. All the adjustment features are outstanding. Precise control and a great feel in the hand.

-- Russ

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#3 posted 468 days ago

Just bought this plane too, It’s like a porsche in your hands!

-- -Thomas -

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