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Veritas Plow Plane Upgrade

A favorite plane in the tool chest is the Veritas Plow Plane. Reading this blog you may notice that many comments exist on the joy of curly shavings. Several people have commented on the inability of the depth stop to hold. I’ve not had this problem, possibly because I am super aware and monitor it constantly.

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A month ago Veritas – Lee Valley came out with a modification to the stop to correct this problem. It is nice to know that Veritas monitors its tool’s performance and not only improves new tools, but is willing to modify existing tools. On top of the changes to the depth stop a change to the plane body would allow the use of beading blades. With a few clicks of the mouse a box was on its way to my address and with some clear instructions I disassembled the plane and sent the parts for modification back to Veritas. Approximately two weeks later my plane returned.

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From the consumers perspective the system for disassembly packaging and shipping worked great. Over the next few months we’ll see how the depth stop works.  Below is a picture along with pictures of the new beading blades, they come in 3 sizes and work quickly and simply. A nice add on to an already great plane. I’m looking forward to trying it out over time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. May 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve “lusted” over this plane for a few years and then ordered it only to have lots of difficulties with the depth stop. Lee Valley replaced it, same results so I’m happy for you and hope this fix is a permenant one! I’m holding out for Lie-Nielsen’s rumored plow plane and am on the waiting list — hope it won’t be priced way beyond a retired school teachers pension!

  2. May 19, 2016 at 6:48 am

    This is probably the one hand tool I came closest to purchasing without pulling the trigger. I ended up with a vintage Record 043, which works fine, but is not necessarily easy to use if your hands are a little larger than average. It’s good to see Veritas standing behind their products. That makes me want to give it a shot.
    Thanks

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