Tool Test: New Veritas Premium Block Planes

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 38

From the February 2009 issue #174
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For those who think Veritas makes planes that work better than they look, I want you to feast your eyes on the newest block planes from this Canadian company. The new NX60 and DX60 block planes have flowing lines that resemble an Italian race car, manufacturing details that befit a Japanese operation and performance that matches any competitor.

The new planes are just the right size, shape and weight to be all-purpose block planes. Plus, they have improvements that set them apart from competitors. Most notable is a stop for the plane’s mouth plate. Set this with a hex key ( a one-time operation) and you’ll never strike the end of your plane iron with the mouth plate again. There are also set screws (as on many Veritas planes) that help you tune the position of the iron in the mouth.


From the February 2009 issue #174
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