Veritas Plough / Plow Plane

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Veritas Plough Review By: I.Ball


Category: Multi Planes

Manufacturer: Veritas

Plane Type: Plough

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This Veritas plow / plough plane review is about the plane labelled as the ‘Veritas Small Plow Plane’.

The Veritas plow / plough plane has different spellings in different regions of the world. The English spelling is the ‘Veritas plough plane’.

Regardless of the English spelling, the packaging says ‘Veritas small plow plane’ as the plane is made in Canada.

For the rest of the review we will spell the name as ‘plough’ due to this being a .co.uk domain.



veritas plough plane

The Veritas plough plane is a modern day version of iron plough planes such as the Stanley 50S and the Record 044 but with a complete overhaul in appearance.

The design has been given the unique Veritas look, a look of innovation and a look of good quality.

The Veritas plough plane is made from ductile cast iron with a black finish, a shaped bubinga (African rosewood) rear handle, and brass nuts.

The combination of the colours look well thought out which certainly add to the look of a quality piece.

The 9 inch body section is the core section of the plane on which the chosen cutter is mounted, the depth stop is fitted to and the 6 5/8 inch long fence is attached too.

The shapely plane fence is attached to the two plane arms which pass through the body to marry the fence with the body.

veritas plough plane

The arms have the function of allowing the fence to be adjusted to any distance within the limits of the arms. Once the fence is in the desired position the arms are locked in place with the brass securing nuts.

The plane usually comes with a 1/4 inch plough plane cutter as standard.

There are many optional cutters available including various width plough plane cutters in imperial or metric, tonguing cutters, and for the plough planes made since spring 2016 there are beading cutters.

The cutters wider than 3/8 inch (10mm) require the wide blade conversion kit / sliding section. The purpose of the kit is to support the blade to help eliminate chatter.

The chosen cutter lays on an accurately machined plane blade bed angle of 45 degrees; the same angle at which most traditional iron bench plane blades are bed at, such as the Stanley 4 smoothing plane.

veritas plough plane

When positioning the cutter, the bevel should be facing down and the notch at the top of the cutter locates with the steel and brass depth adjuster nut.

The reason for this is to activate the cutter’s depth adjuster. This adjuster allows the accurate setting of the cutter to the required depth.

The cutter is held in place with the user of a small lever cap / clamp.

Note: ensure to loosen the lever cap before making blade adjustments such as with the depth adjuster.

The plane's depth stop has a special feature of the clamp being spring loaded to hold the stop when adjusting; in order to prevent the depth stop from falling out when adjusting. The depth stop is adjustable to a maximum depth of 13mm (1/2 inch).

The Veritas plough plane is supplied in a brown Veritas cardboard box with a photo of the plane printed on the outside. Inside the box is a Veritas plough plane instructions leaflet.

The patented Veritas plough / plow plane is produced by Veritas Tools Inc. of Canada.


1.

Plane Construction

veritas plough plane

Body:
stress-relieved ductile cast iron

Lever cap:
durable ductile cast iron

Fence:
durable ductile cast iron

Nuts:
brass

Handle:
stainless-steel

Plane finish:
black



Construction Origin:
Canada


2.

Plane Dimensions

Length:
229mm (9 inch)

Fence Length:
170mm (6 5/8 inch)

Weight:
794g (1 3/4 lbs)

Cutter Bed Angle:
45 degrees

3.

Cutters


Veritas Plough Plane Blades / Cutters:


Steel: A2 (hardened to Rc 60-62)

Bevel Angle: 25 degrees


Standard Veritas Plough Plane Blades / Cutters:


      - 1/4 inch


veritas plough plane wide-blade converter kit

Optional Veritas Plough Plane Blades / Cutters:


      - 1/8 inch
      - 3/16 inch
      - 5/16 inch
      - 3/8 inch

      - 4mm
      - 5mm
      - 6mm
      - 7mm
      - 8mm
      - 10mm

Note: plough cutters up to 3/4 inch and 18mm are available.
Cutters wider than 3/8 inch or 10mm will require the wide-blade conversion kit.


Other Blades / Cutters For The Veritas Plough Plane:


      - Tongue cutters

Note: tongue cutters require the wide-blade conversion kit.

      - Beading cutters

Note: only suitable for planes made after 26/02/16 (please see the UPDATES section below).

4.

Parts List


The Veritas Plow Plane / Veritas Plough Plane - Parts List:

1x Body
1x Fence
2x Arms
2x Brass Arm Securing Nuts
1x Blade Clamp
1x Depth Adjuster Thread and Nut
1x Depth Gauge
1x Plough Cutter (1/4 inch)

5.

Manufactured Dates

? - current day

6.

Veritas Plough Plane Updates / News

The Veritas plow plane / Veritas plough plane - News Updates:

26/02/16 – As of the 26th February 2016 / Spring 2016 there is a new Veritas plough / plow plane design modification which enables the plane to accept beading cutters.

The new modification is to the skate.

The beading cutters aren’t compatible with old Veritas plough / plow planes made before this date.

7.

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References

- Veritas Tools Inc.

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