Closest in size to the classic Record #044 plane, the preferred size of the old-style plow planes, the Veritas small plow plane is ideal for quickly cutting grooves and rabbets, such as on drawer and box bottoms and cabinet backs, and in frame and panel construction. The 6-5/8" long fence registers solidly to the workpiece and is through-drilled to accommodate the addition of a wooden fence extension.
The asymmetric fence grip has been sculpted to comfortably fit the natural curvatures of the hand. Double guide rods and a special collet locking system prevent the fence from racking. The large brass knobs make adjustments fast and easy without need for tools; the fence can be offset from flush to 1-1/2" from the 1/4" blade. The adjustable shoe controls the depth of cut (maximum 1/2" deep), and has relieved edges to avoid marking your work.
A wave washer in the locking mechanism steadies the shoe during adjustment. Best used in the direction of the grain, the plane comes with a 1/4" wide lapped A2 tool steel blade; other blade widths (1/8", 3/16", 5/16", 3/8", 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, and 10mm) are available separately. The large wooden rear tote offers a solid, comfortable grip, and the 9" long ductile cast iron body weighs 1-3/4 lb and is machined with a 45° blade bed. It is available in right- and left-hand versions to match your dominant hand.
Made in Canada. An excellent (and quieter) alternative for work often performed with a router. Patented.
The metric plow blades are not stocked at our retail stores.