VERITAS Large Shoulder Plane
The Veritas large shoulder plane is the largest in the Veritas line of shoulder planes. Its size and mass make it perfect for trimming breadboard tenons, adjusting shoulders, or even paring down tenon cheeks. With its size, it brings both authority and precision to larger work. The ductile cast iron body is accurately machined and ground so that the sole and sides are flat and square.
Veritas has overcome the traditional awkwardness of handling and control in these planes by shaping a new lever cap that fits properly in the palm, incorporating a bubinga lever cap knob that pivots 180°, and adding a multi-positional front knob that can be mounted on the top or on either side. You can also grip the plane in the recesses cast into the side of the plane. The combination of these added features ensures a solid, comfortable grip for all users in all applications.
The plane's adjustable toe lets you narrow the mouth for very fine shavings with minimum tear-out. The low bed angle of 15° combined with the 25° blade bevel results in a cutting angle of 40° for exceptional end-grain cutting performance. Set screws along the side enable you to accurately position the blade and do not require adjustment when replacing the blade after sharpening. The blade is 3.2 mm (1/8 inch) thick and made of PM-V11 tool steel hardened to Rc60-62. For those who want the performance of a superior shoulder plane, this tool offers the solution.