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Forum topic by Lemwise posted 01-07-2017 08:13 PM 1462 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2017 08:13 PM

My father in law recently retired from a life long career as a furniture maker and I thought the Veritas NX60 would make a nice retirement present. However, I can’t find it for sale anywhere. What happened to it?


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#1 posted 01-07-2017 08:40 PM

http://www.veritastools.com/Products/Page.aspx?p=485

Due to a manufacturing delay on the body of the NX60 Block Plane, these products are temporarily unavailable.

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#2 posted 01-07-2017 09:48 PM

I read that but is it because nickel resist cast iron is so difficult to make, machine or can’t they make a profit on it?

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#3 posted 01-07-2017 10:41 PM

Lemwise, call LeeValley CS Monday for a definitive answer as to when it will be available.

-- Art

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#4 posted 01-09-2017 09:51 PM

So I had a chat with a metal guru about nickel-resist ductile iron and basically it’s a pain in the buttocks to work with. It has to be machined at a very low feed rate because of how dense and tough on tools it is. It also chips easily and has a high coefficient of thermal expansion which means it deforms very easily. He was very surprised Veritas chose it to produce a block plane out of. In his opinion a Chrome Molybdenum steel with a high Chrome content for corrosion resistance is the better choice. He says it’s cheaper, easy to cast and machine and it’s stronger than ductile iron in every aspect.

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 10:46 PM

I have quite a few LV / Veritas planes, and really enjoy them.

When these came out originally, I bought one. Took it home, handled it for about 30 minutes, really did not like the balance and feel of it in my hand, so I returned it.

Didn’t feel right in my hand. I never took a shaving with it, maybe that would have changed my opinion.

It looks great, but was not the right thing for me.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 01-10-2017 12:15 AM

I would rather have the DX60 anyways. Less slippery to hold, so less chance of dropping. And much cheaper (and still available).

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#7 posted 01-10-2017 02:49 AM

I have the DX60 and it is definitely a nice block plane. Still with concerns of corrosion use the LN 102. It solves that issue.

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#8 posted 01-10-2017 02:59 AM

There has been a manufacturing delay for years. I consider LV to be one of the most ethical companies ever, but they should remove it from the site. I don’t see LN still advertising their anniversary planes.

I want one bad, that’s why my butt hurt is so prominent. Maybe it’s the LV version of the LN plow plane.

-- There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

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#9 posted 01-10-2017 03:11 AM


In his opinion a Chrome Molybdenum steel with a high Chrome content for corrosion resistance is the better choice. He says it s cheaper, easy to cast and machine and it s stronger than ductile iron in every aspect.

- Lemwise

He should start up a plane company and knock those LV and LN Schmoes out of the water, then.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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Lemwise

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#10 posted 01-10-2017 04:49 PM

He should start up a plane company and knock those LV and LN Schmoes out of the water, then.

- WillliamMSP

I’m just telling you what he told me. I do trust his opinion though. His knowledge about metal is vast.

I also ordered the DX60 for my father in law. I think he’ll like it. My personal favourite block plane is the standard Veritas LABP. It’s perfect in every way. I especially like the width.

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