Veritas Scrub Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Specialist Planes
Plane Type: Scrub
Model No: N/A
This Veritas Scrub Plane review is a review of the Veritas Scrub Plane
produced by Veritas Tools Inc. of Canada.
The Veritas Scrub Plane is a simple hand plane suited to carrying out the rougher work and removing lots of stock quickly.
The scrub plane is useful for planing down a board which is too wide to conventionally rip with a hand saw; this process used to be known by the term "hogging".
The plane achieves this with the use of the large mouth and the strong curved blade.
The large mouth allows lots of wood shavings to pass through the mouth quickly and easily. The 3/16" thick plane blade is ground with a 3 inch radius to ensure the plane can cope with heavy work.
The Veritas Scrub Plane is also built lightly to make it much easier
to carry out rough planing and for making very heavy cuts without
tiring the user.
Best results can usually be achieved by planing at an angle of at least 30 degrees from the run of the grain.
The Veritas Scrub Plane is Veritas's take of the Stanley scrub plane 40.
The Veritas Scrub Plane has had the Veritas design comb run over it giving it a contemporary look with its Bubinga handles and the two-toned stress-relieved ductile cast iron body.
The plane also has an accurately machined and ground sole, a ductile cast iron lever cap and a single plane iron which is available in a choice of materials.
The Veritas Scrub Plane has a choice of being purchased with one of three plane blade types (check with the retailer to see what is provided with the Scrub Plane they are retailing):
- High Carbon Steel (HCS)
The Veritas Scrub Plane is usually provided in a Veritas cardboard box with a Veritas picture label showing a photo of the Scrub Plane.
* 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.
stress-relieved ductile cast iron
ductile cast iron
Lever Cap Securing Screw:
Handle and Knob:
273mm (10 3/4 inch)
57mm (2 1/4 inch)
1.36 kg (3 lb)
Veritas Scrub Plane Blade / Cutter
Cutter: high-carbon steel (HCS), A2 or PMV-11
Cutter Width: 38mm (1 1/2 inch)
Cutter Thickness: 4.5mm (3/16 inch)
Cutter Edge Radius: 76mm (3 inch)
"Veritas Canada" - found on the top face between the blade and rear handle.
<2006 - Today
Veritas Hogging plane
Veritas Scrubbing plane
Veritas plane 40
The Veritas Scrub Plane - News Updates / Historical Updates:
<2006-2018 - The plane handle and knob was made from Bubinga (sometimes referred to as African rosewood).
2018-Today - The plane handle and knob was made from what was simply advertised as 'hardwood'.
- Veritas Tools Inc.
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