Veritas Spokeshave - Low Angle

veritas low angle spokeshave
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Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave Review By: I.Ball

Category: Spokeshaves

Manufacturer: Veritas Tools

Tool Type: Spokeshave

Model No: N/A


This Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave review takes a look at the Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave manufactured by Veritas Tools of Canada.

The Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave is an aluminium, black powder coated low angle spokeshave with solid brass locking nuts and at the time of writing this review a PM-V11 spokeshave cutter.

The Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave is another of Veritas Tools based on a traditional tool with Veritas putting its inovation and twist on the tool.

The Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave has a 20 degree bed angle and a spokeshave cutter with a 20 degree bevel angle and a 25 degree micro-bevel angle.

veritas low angle spokeshave

This Veritas spokeshave includes a toe-piece in its design which allows the spokeshave to be suitable for flat, convex and concave work. This is acheived by positioning the toe in one poistion for flat and convex work and flipping the toe 180 degrees for concave work.

The toe piece also adjusts to control the depth of cut.

The mouth opening is controlled by moving the cutter backwards or forwards.

The Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave used to be made with an A2 cutter, here in the UK at least, it is now supplied with a PM-V11 spokeshave cutter (at the time of writing).

veritas low angle spokeshave

The cutter is 1/8" (3mm) thick by 2 3/8" (61mm) wide. This is wider than the standard Veritas spokeshaves and wider than most standard spokeshaves such as the Stanley 151, this cutter is also the same width as wider bench planes, numbers 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 and 7's.

The spokeshave can be used in either a push or pull action allowing the tool to constantly be worked with the grain, an important technique when working with a low angle spokeshave.

This tool is most effective by skewing the cut, if you don't the spokeshave is likely to glide across the wood instead of cutting the wood.

Weighs just over 6 oz.

At the time time of writing this review, the Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave is supplied in a Veritas cardboard box.

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.

- This tool has sharp parts, take suitable precautions when using/handling/storing the tool to prevent injury.

- Failure to loosen parts when making adjustments can result in damage to the tool. Never force a part to move.

- Overtightening parts can cause damage to the tool.

Spokeshave Construction

veritas low angle spokeshave

stress-relieved ductile cast iron

Lever Cap:
ductile cast iron

Blade Adjusters:

stress-relieved ductile cast iron

Spokeshave finish:

Spokeshave Dimensions

mm ( inch)

0.17 kg (6 oz)

Bed Angle:
20 degrees

Veritas Spokeshave - Low Angle Blade / Cutter

Cutter: PM-V11

Cutter Width: 60mm (2 3/8 inch)

Cutter Thickness: 3mm (1/8 inch)

Blade Bevel: 20 degree basic bevel (with 25 degree micro-bevel)

Spokeshave Markings

"Veritas" - found on top of the spokeshave.

Manufactured Dates

<2006 - Today

Spokeshave Also Known As

Veritas low-angle spoke shave
Veritas low-angle pull shave
Veritas low-angle shaving tool

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