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Veritas Scraping Plane

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out of 5
Lee Valley/Veritas


The Veritas scraping plane is the ideal tool for final smoothing — especially when you have to deal with highly figured wood or reversing grain. With a well-sharpened blade and light cuts you can achieve excellent results on any wood. Tear-out is virtually eliminated with the cutting action of the included scraping blade. The generous bubinga front knob and rear handle make it comfortable to use for extended periods and the large sole ensures an accurately flattened surface. The adjustable frog enables blade angles from 0° to 25°, providing fine control of the cutting action. The 9-1/2" ductile cast iron body has been fully stress relieved, machined, and surface ground on the sole. Weight is 4 lbs.

A feature unique to this scraping plane is an integral thumbscrew that bows the blade to eliminate ridges in the work surface caused by blade corners. The plane comes with a 0.055" high-carbon steel blade suited to this technique, and an optional 1/8" (0.125") thick blade of A2 tool steel is available for those who prefer uncambered blades.

Also available is a 1/8" (0.125") thick A2 tool steel toothed blade with V-shaped teeth at 25 teeth per inch. The toothed blade will prepare a surface for veneering by lightly grooving it to increase surface area for better glue adhesion. It is also used to pre-condition areas of very difficult grain before the regular scraping blade is used. All blade styles are 2-7/8" wide, hardened to Rc48-51, and come with the cutting edges ground at 45°.

Reader Reviews

Work worth the effort

Review Summary

As a scraping plane for leveling and smoothing panels is a very effective tool. Had some problems with tear out may be caused by to aggressive of a setting. the blade is easily set and adjusted. Because of the size of this plane it will give you a workout, but the effort is well worth the result.
As I said my evaluation of performance may be related to my experience with this plane.This is not a tool I use on every project (only the top if used), but again well worth the investment and will reward with a good surface.

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