Router plane owners - how many blades do you use?

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Forum topic by ColonelTravis posted 06-13-2015 07:25 PM 955 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2015 07:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router plane blade veritas

Just got a Veritas router plane, love it. Think I may want to get a small blade for hinges or inlay, or maybe just a small router plane, have never used a small one before, don’t know if the big one is just fine or too big for that sort of thing. The Veritas has 5 extra blade options, curious how many of those are truly useful? I know “useful” is a relative word, depending on your work. But, for example, it seems to me that I wouldn’t need the 3/4th inch blade because the blade that comes with it can rout out grooves wider than 1/2 just fine. Or am I wrong and the 3/4 100% better for something 3/4 wide?

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 07:40 PM

Right now, I just use one on Lie Nielsen. I would have to buy the adapter or get one of the smaller models to use a 1/4” blade. It would come in very handy with making stopped groves for boxes.


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#2 posted 06-14-2015 02:35 PM

I have the entire set from LV as in Metric. It depends on your work. I just have the extra just in case…

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 11:30 AM

3/4 seems way to wide to use in a router plane. I probably wouldn’t even use it unless for levelling a tenon cheek or some fairly large recessed area like a shallow mortise.

I use a 1/4” almost exclusively in both my small and lg one.
The largest dado seems to be 1/2” and two or three passes is no big deal.
But mainly because I think it pushes through the wood easily. Less force = more accuracy with hand tools.

Don’t ever use a blade exactly as wide as your dado.

Occasionally I use the v shaped blade if the grain is wonky.

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