Veritas Side Rabbet Plane

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Forum topic by tenontim posted 01-27-2012 03:16 PM 1981 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2012 03:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: side rabbet plane veritas plane

I’ve looked through all of the plane reviews, but couldn’t find any info on this plane, although I’ve seen a couple for sale.,230,41182,48945&p=60012
Can any one that has one, post a review or just let me know how you like this plane. Thanks for the info in advance.

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 01:41 AM


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#2 posted 01-28-2012 05:29 PM


I’ve just gotten one this week.

I’m not sure of what to expect. I had stringy groove left by #45 plow plane and the LV side rabbet cleaned up the side immediately (right out of the box. But when I tried to cut the wall to widen the groove (just playing around) that didn’t happen. Perhaps my blade is too advanced, digging slice too deep to track and plane the wall. But whatever the case, I cannot yet SEE the total value of this too—yet.

Though not a review, I hope it provides a tad of insight. I’ve been hobby woodworking for six years, have some skills, and would classify myself as an intermediate level ww.


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#3 posted 01-28-2012 05:56 PM

Archie, thanks for the feedback. I was considering it for use in widening the groove in the rails and stiles of cabinet doors, when needed. If it’s not working to good for that, I guess I’ll have to find a place that sells this type of plane and try one out. I think Woodcraft may carry another brand that’s similar.
Appreciate you response.

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#4 posted 01-28-2012 07:12 PM

I have the LN 99 planes, they work great for widening dadoes and grooves, but are so much more expensive than the Veritas plane. Unfortunately this is one of those tools that see little use, but when you need them, they are the bees knees… :)

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#5 posted 01-28-2012 08:11 PM

JGM Veritas has this type of plane also. They call it an edge trimming plane. Almost the same price as the LN99 and if I go this route, I will most likely buy the Lie-Nielsen. This would also be a more useful plane, ie removing planer marks from the edges of lumber, etc. Thanks for the feedback.

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#6 posted 01-28-2012 08:14 PM

I have had Veritas Side Rabbet Plane for about a year now. It was bought to fine tune the width of dados. There was a learning curve involved for me. Somewhere around the second sharpening I figured out how to set it up right and got comfortable with it. I am happy with it and glad to have one.

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#7 posted 01-28-2012 08:40 PM

Thanks, Robert. This is the info I’m looking for.

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#8 posted 01-28-2012 11:33 PM

I have the L-N pair, but if the Veritas was available when I got them
I might have got it. The Veritas is an update of an older design from
Record or Stanley I think. The side rabbet planes are all going to be a
bit fussy to set up. When you need them though, they are the
only adequate tool for the job and come in handy in all sorts of work.

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#9 posted 01-28-2012 11:57 PM

I’m partial to LN but I’ll compare the two before I buy. As with most specialty planes, they do require a more precise set up, and normally need to be as sharp as you can get them. And I agree, as most have said, they’ll be dust collectors until you need them, then they’ll shine. Thanks for your input, Loren.

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