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Veritas Scrub Plane

Lee Valley/Veritas


The scrub plane is the tool of choice for major stock removal, the first step when flattening rough stock by hand. Much like a low-angle smooth plane, a scrub is not usually used parallel to the grain, but at an angle of 30° or more. The blade edge is ground with a 3" radius, so that it takes an aggressive cut. This is the tool you use to get stock into a condition where you then can use a smooth plane. The curved cutting edge of the 1-1/2" wide by 3/16" thick blade gives a distinctive, hand-worked texture to the workpiece. It is sometimes used by timber framers to replicate gouge marks.

This is a single-iron tool, meaning there is no cap iron or chip breaker. Setscrews along the side prevent the blade from shifting sideways when knots are encountered. Available with either a high-carbon steel blade (Rc58-60) or an A2 tool steel blade (Rc60-62). The Veritas scrub plane measures 10-3/4" long overall and weighs 3 lbs. The ductile cast iron body is accurately machined and ground so that the sole is flat.

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