This tool gives you the precise depth control of a router plane but with a long, narrow sole for good registration on door edges and other narrow workpieces. By establishing the edges with a chisel, you can cut a crisply defined mortise without the need for a template or jig - in many cases, more efficiently than a power router. The large slot in the body lets you clearly see where you're cutting.
Depth setting is quick and easy, with a fine screw-feed mechanism and the resulting depth of cut controlled by a locking depth stop. A spring-loaded blade-clamping collar prevents the blade from shifting when the collar is loosened, allowing controlled adjustment to a depth of 1". It can also be set to fully release for quick blade removal.
Made from ductile cast iron, the plane has a 9-11/16" long, 1-13/16" wide sole, ground flat. The large wooden knobs are positioned with comfort and control in mind, with an angled rear knob to make it easier to push. The included 3/4" wide high-carbon steel cutter removes material quickly, and is interchangeable with the blades of the Veritas® router plane (our items #05P38.21+). A blade sharpening jig for the two-piece blade is also included.
Measures 10-7/8" long overall and weighs 2 lb 6 oz.
Made in Canada. Patented.
Optional Plane Blades
Our high-carbon steel router plane blades fit our Veritas Hinge Mortise Plane. The narrow single-piece blades are available in five metric sizes (2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm) and five Imperial sizes
(1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4"). The 1/2" blades have a two-piece design and are available in two styles: straight and spear-point (for final smoothing). The 3/4" blade is straight and of a two-piece design. The blade sharpening jig is for use only with the 1/2" and 3/4" wide blades (jig is included with Veritas® planes). Sizes stated are nominal.
Included with Veritas® Hinge Mortise Plane