Veritas Low-Angle Smoothing Plane
A low-angle smooth plane has three key uses. It is used to smooth surfaces, preferably taking a diagonal cut, partly across and partly along the grain. With its generous side wings, it is ideal for shooting miters. Finally, it is excellent for end-grain work. The low cutting angle of 37° minimizes fiber tearing. With a bed angle of 12°, this is a bevel-up plane, like a low-angle block. It features an adjustable mouth with a unique stop-screw, a combined feed and lateral adjustment knob for blade setting, and a generous bubinga front knob and rear handle.
The ductile cast iron body is 10" X 2-1/2". Overall weight is just over 3-1/2 lbs. Includes a 25° bevel blade, 2" wide by 1/8" thick, lapped, and made of your choice of A2 or O1 tool steel. For working difficult grain, additional blades are available: 38° and 50° bevel blades in A2 or O1 steel, and a toothed A2 blade. The toothed blade is ideal for working with difficult grain, especially knots. The small, square teeth leave a textured surface that can be smoothed with a finely set plane or a scraper.