Veritas Detail Palm Plane

veritas palm plane
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Veritas Palm Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Veritas

Plane Type: Palm

Model No: N/A


The Veritas detail palm planes are miniature planes designed for the user who needs to make intricate adjustments and finishing to a piece of work.

These miniature planes are often referred to as the Veritas violin makers planes, model makers planes or musical instrument makers planes.

These planes are also referred to as the Veritas tail planes or Veritas squirrel tail planes.

This name was given to early Stanley and Record model makers planes due to the rear handle being shaped like the tail on a bushy tailed tree climbing animal.

veritas palm plane

The Veritas detail palm plane range consists of four different planes:

- Flat
- Concave (side-to-side radius of 1/2")
- Convex (side-to-side radius of 1/2")
- Double Convex (1/2" side-to-side radius and 4" front-to-back radius)

The soles on the palm planes are 38mm (1 1/2") long by 16mm (5/8") wide with the bodies made from Investment-cast steel and fitted with a mushroom shaped hardwood knob at the rear of the plane.

The Veritas detail palm planes are also fitted with a stem and brass collar which allow the height position of the rear handle to be adjusted by up to 10mm (3/8").

The stem can also be completely removed to just leave the plane body should that be a more comfortable option.

veritas palm plane

The plane body is designed with a mixture of black, brass and polished steel which gives it the instantly recognisable Veritas look.

Each plane is equipped with an A2 steel plane blade with a 30 degree bevel. The blade is laid on a 45 degree bed and secured in place using knurled brass securing nut.

There is also the option of an A2 toothed blade. The toothed blade has a serrated cutting edge.

The patent pending Veritas detail palm planes are produced by the Canadian company Veritas Tools Inc.

Cautions / Notes

* Important: please refer to the 'disclaimer' at the foot of this review.
* Wearing safety clothing and eye protection is usually a good idea to help protect against injury.

- The blade(s)/cutter(s) is very sharp, take suitable precautions when using/handling/storing the plane/cutter(s) to prevent injury.

- Failure to loosen parts when making adjustments to the plane can result in damage to the plane such as cross-threading screw threads. Never force a part to move.

- Overtightening parts can cause damage to the plane and the plane threads.

Plane Construction

veritas palm plane

stress-relieved ductile cast iron

Blade Securing Screw:

hardwood (formerly Bubinga)

Plane finish:

Plane Dimensions

38mm (1 1/2")

16mm (5/8")

Plane Bed Angle: 45 degrees

Veritas Palm Plane Blade / Cutter

Cutter: A2

Cutter Width: 10mm (3/8 inch)

Cutter Thickness: 1.5mm (1/16 inch)

Cutter Bevel Angle: 30 degrees

Plane Markings


Manufactured Dates

2011 - Today

Plane Also Known As

Veritas Violin Makers Plane
Veritas Violin Making Plane
Veritas Musical Instrument Plane
Veritas Squirrel Plane
Veritas Model Makers Plane
Veritas Detail Palm Plane

Veritas Detail Palm Plane Updates / History / News

The Veritas Detail Palm Planes - News Updates / Historical Updates:

2011-2018 - The plane handle was made from Bubinga (sometimes referred to as African rosewood).

2018-Today - The plane handle was made from what was simply advertised as 'hardwood'.


- Veritas Tools Inc.


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