Veritas Small Scraping Plane

Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Veritas
Model:
05P29.50
Price:
$125

Description

*Smaller than a block plane, with a fully adjustable heel to accommodate comfortable use in any situation.
*20° forward pitch to the blade, resulting in optimal performance.
* A set screw can introduce camber into the blade, letting you fine tune the performance.

Reader Reviews

Bridging the gap between card scraper and hand plane

Review Summary

If you've used hand planes and card scrapers you know that occasionally what you need is something that's a little bit of one, and yet a little bit of the other. Card scrapers generally follow surrounding contours. And even high angle planes are sometimes just too much for the job. The Veritas small Scraping Plane bridges that gap. Like a traditional block plane, you get the advantage of a sole that will let the cutting action travel in a metered and very flat path.
But it scrapes instead of cutting. And like a rabbeting plane, the iron extends to the very edge of the sole, allowing you to get right up and personal with things like tenons or other such areas that meet at a shoulder. The iron is ground to a 45° angle, with the bevel to the rear. It yields a knife sharp edge and you can choose to go with or without a burr as your needs and style dictate. I bought one of these planes when they were initially offered and it does see occasional use. I've tried it with and without the burr and honestly it's a bit better without. I use it when I need that last sweetening pass or when the surrounding territory that I'm scraping is a bit squirrely. It levels out the zone without digging and without creating accidental divots. Sharpening the blade can be a bit challenging, as it's small and a somewhat foreign shape. Plan on needing to build some jigs and to use the scary sharp system to prep and rehab the blade. Power sharpeners need not apply - it's just too small to fit into the tool port of the Worksharp or be registered on the tool rest of things like the Tormek. But that aside, this is a really nice niche tool that gives you capabilities that are hard to find at the far ends of the cutting/scraping spectrum.

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Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Very Nice Little Scraper Plane

Review Summary

Trust Lee Valley to come up with a twist on an original idea. I had some crazy figured mahogany to surface and picked up this little hand plane. While I find the blade to be very small to hone, this is a very well executed tool that leaves a very fine finish on naughty wood. I really enjoy reaching for this plane whenever I want to clean up a small piece of crazy grain. Adjustments are straight forward and I love the fact the handle is adjustable

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Detailed Ratings

5.0
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Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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