The Veritas router plane is an invaluable tool for work on stopped or through dadoes and grooves, or for any work that requires an area cut to a precise depth. The blade depth is regulated by a fine screw feed that travels 1/32" per turn for precise adjustment, with the resulting depth of cut controlled by a locking depth stop. Unique to the Veritas router plane is a spring-loaded blade-clamping collar that holds the blade in position when the collar is loosened. It provides tactile feedback, allowing controlled blade adjustment to a depth of 1". The collar can also be set to fully release for quick and easy blade removal, for repositioning in front of the post for general work, behind the post for bullnose applications, or laterally (left or right) for work on hinge
Made to the same high standards as our other planes, the ductile cast iron body has been accurately machined and ground flat. Weight is 2 lb. The large wooden knobs are positioned to provide both comfort and excellent control. If you would like to customize a pair of handles, a hardware kit that includes two turned brass connectors, two hanger bolts, a hex bolt, and a mandrel for lathe mounting is available separately.
The plane includes two high-carbon steel cutters: a two-piece 1/2"
straight blade, and a two-piece 1/2" spear-point blade (for final smoothing). A blade sharpening jig is also included. The optional fence made of stainless steel and aluminum) can be positioned on either side of the plane and will work on both straight and curved pieces. In addition to using for dadoes or grooves, our router plane is the perfect tool for inlay or intarsia work, or for cleaning out areas for hardware installation, where fine control is critical.
Made in Canada (except for blades). Patented.
Router Plane Blades
Our high-carbon steel router plane blades fit our Veritas Router Plane, as well as Stanley #71 router planes (with the height-adjustment nut inverted). 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.
Inlay Cutter Head
An inlay cutter head, sold separately, lets you score a shallow groove to accept inlaid purfling, banding or stringing. It holds a pair of included single-bevel slicing blades that score crisply defined groove outlines across, with or diagonal to the grain.
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