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Forum topic by Chris Wright posted 10-12-2014 09:59 PM 2061 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris Wright

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10-12-2014 09:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question veritas shooting plane

Does anyone own or has anyone used Veritas’ new Shooting Plane (,41182,48945&ap=1)? I’m interested to see how it might compare to the Lie-Nielson.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#1 posted 10-12-2014 11:02 PM

Thanks. I really look forward to a dedicated shooting plane.

At WIA I went back and forth trying out both the LN #51 and the Veritas shooting plane. The Veritas wins the stats with their adjustable handle, lateral set screws and PM-V11 iron. But the LN just felt better in use.


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#2 posted 10-13-2014 12:16 AM

I have the Veritas shooting plane. It works, and also makes an interesting try-plane with the wide sole (side when shooting) and skewed blade. I don’t have a track on my shooting board, the Veritas has a crook in the side where I put my hand, and I curl my fingers around the lever cap.

I can’t compare it to the Lie-Nielsen, as I never tried that plane.

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 03:26 AM

I have the Veritas shooting plane and I like it a lot. I can’t compare it to the LN, but its a lot less money.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 07:03 AM

I own the Veritas Shooting plane. I can’t compare against LN as I never tried it.

On ergonomics LN should generally score higher. But the plane iron for the LV shooting plane is much better. Some say that it can last about twice as long compared to A2 steel. That is my general experience with this iron.
The investment for this shooting plane is worth it.

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 11:54 PM

I love mine, also wondered about the LN but read the comparison by Derek Cohen and that sold me on the LV with the PM V11 blade

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#6 posted 10-17-2014 01:33 PM

Review of Veritas Shooting Plane:

Review of LN #51 Shooting Plane:

Other shooting planes compared:

Regards from Perth


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#7 posted 10-17-2014 01:47 PM

I know most people like it, I owned one and sold it because I actually like using my LV BU jack plane better. Not sure why, but it seemed superfluous. They seem to shoot end grain identically and I like the feel of the bu jack better. Not knocking the LV shooting plane, just didn’t need it really.

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#8 posted 10-28-2014 02:57 PM

Thanks everyone. I wanted to know how well it preformed and hadn’t seen any reviews for it here, and I tend to trust the reviews here then most other places.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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