Veritas Small Plow Plane R/Hand
Closest in size to the classic Record #044 plane; the preferred size of the old-style plow planes; the Veritas small plow plane is ideal for quickly cutting grooves and rabbets; such as on drawer and box bottoms and cabinet backs; and in frame and panel construction. The 6-5/8inch (168mm) long fence registers solidly against the workpiece and is through-drilled to accommodate the addition of a wooden fence extension.
The asymmetric fence grip has been sculpted to comfortably fit the natural curvatures of the hand. Double guide rods and a special collet locking system prevent the fence from racking. The large brass knobs make adjustments fast and easy without need for tools; the fence can be offset from flush to 1-1/2inch (38.1mm) from the 1/4inch (6.35mm) blade. The adjustable shoe controls the depth of cut (maximum 12.7mm deep); and has relieved edges to avoid marking your work.
A wave washer in the locking mechanism steadies the shoe during adjustment. Best used in the direction of the grain; the plane comes with a 1/4" wide lapped A2 tool steel blade; other blade widths (1/8", 3/16", 5/16", 3/8", 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, and 10mm) are available separately. The large wooden rear tote offers a solid, comfortable grip, and the 9" long ductile cast iron body weighs 1-3/4 lb and is machined with a 45° blade bed. It is available in right- and left-hand versions to match your dominant hand.
Made in Canada. An excellent (and quieter) alternative for work often performed with a router. Patented.