Veritas Standard-Angle Block Plane
The standard block plane is preferred for general-purpose work. The 20° bed angle plus the blade's 25° bevel angle results in an effective cutting angle of 45° (as found in most bench planes). The low-profile lever cap fits the hand well, at only 1/8" higher than its low-angle sibling. In all other respects, it is the same as the low-angle block plane. Available with a lapped blade, in either A2 or O1 tool steel, 1-5/8" wide. A toothed blade in A2 steel is available for working very difficult grains, such as knots.