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Forum topic by ColonelTravis posted 08-30-2017 04:48 AM 1993 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ColonelTravis

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08-30-2017 04:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pm-v11 veritas lee valley

Ordered a plane in June with a PM-V11 blade. I’ve forgotten how many times they’ve pushed back the order. Today they said expected to get them on Sept. 1, then later today they said Sept. 15. A lefthanded blade isn’t expected until the end of Sept. When I called them at the beginning of August they said they had a problem with blade quality earlier and that the next batch should come back fine this month. Some of their chisel sizes say “limited quantity.”

Is this steel really difficult to make?


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#1 posted 08-30-2017 05:36 AM

Never know. Just kinda seems like it’s poplularity has grown and they can’t keep up with production.

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 05:39 AM

Not sure, but sure glad I got all the irons changed in the Stanleys last year!
PMV-11 is really amazing!

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#3 posted 08-30-2017 08:42 AM

Can’t answer your question but Lee Valley is a top notch outfit. I’d bet they are doing all the can.

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#4 posted 08-30-2017 11:15 AM

Was in their Ottawa store this week & they didn’t have any on display either…

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#5 posted 08-30-2017 01:18 PM

I’m pretty sure they don’t make the PM-V11 steel, so it sounds like a supplier issue. It’s probably a little difficult to make, but I’m sure what matters more is it’s hard to ramp up production. If you plan for a certain number of orders and get three times that much it’s hard to keep up with.

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#6 posted 08-30-2017 03:36 PM



Ordered a plane in June with a PM-V11 blade. I ve forgotten how many times they ve pushed back the order. Today they said expected to get them on Sept. 1, then later today they said Sept. 15. A lefthanded blade isn t expected until the end of Sept. When I called them at the beginning of August they said they had a problem with blade quality earlier and that the next batch should come back fine this month. Some of their chisel sizes say “limited quantity.”

Is this steel really difficult to make?

Which plane did you order, I have a L.A.# 4 and a custom 55 deg. # 4 plus the DX block all with PMV-11. Love them, but have had the L.A. Jack on the wish list for a year! Free shipping this week so did orderer the router plane with all the goodies!(except for the metric blades)

- ColonelTravis


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