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VERITAS Small Shoulder Plane

VERITAS Small Shoulder Plane

Designed to seat nicely in the hand, the smallest VERITAS shoulder plane is easily controlled using a one-handed grip. The lever cap wraps around the rear of the body, shrouding the blade adjustment mechanism so it does not obstruct the grip while acting as a comfortable rest for the palm. The through-hole and textured recesses cast into the side of the body provide grip points for fingers.

The plane weighs 1 lb 2 oz (510 g) and has a 6-1/4 inch (159 mm) long, 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) wide sole. The ductile cast iron body is accurately machined and ground so that the sole and sides are flat and square.

The low bed angle of 15° combined with the 25° blade bevel results in a cutting angle of 40° for exceptional end-grain cutting. Set screws along the side let you accurately position the blade so it requires no lateral adjustment when replacing the blade after sharpening. The lapped blade is 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) thick, 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) wide, and made of A2 tool steel.


restrict the mouth for very fine shavings
The plane’s adjustable toe lets you restrict the mouth for very fine shavings with minimum tear-out.

Size comparison
The Veritas shoulder planes are available in 3 sizes.

This is the ideal plane for Tenon shoulder trimming, Dado clean up, and refining an edge treatment

The shoulder plane (a specialized rabbet plane) is the ultimate tool for trimming a joint to a perfect fit. There is no better plane for trimming the shoulder of a tenon to perfection or for rebating work.

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