New Custom Handplanes by Veritas

Veritas Planes

Lee Valley is announcing a new line of Veritas hand planes. They are unique in so many ways, it’s hard to know where to start to describe them.

First, and perhaps the most revolutionary, is that the planes can be customized. There are up to 9,160 different variations. Here are just a few of the options:

    1. Size: The sizes of planes available include a No. 4, No. 4-1/2, No. 5, No. 5-1/2, and No. 7
    2. Frogs: You can order a custom frog angle from 40° to 65° in ½° increments for only an extra $10. 40°, 45°, and 55° frogs will be stocked as standard items.
    3. Totes (Handles): The totes are available in two styles and three sizes (small, medium, and large). They offer a traditional style of handle or the newer style found on other Veritas planes.
    4. Knobs: Three styles of knobs are available in short, medium, or tall heights.
    5. Iron (Blade): Choose from O1 steel or PM-V11 in a choice of bevel angles
    6. The speed with which the Norris-style adjuster advances the iron is yet another choice

The new line of handplanes is more of a premium line of planes. Their other planes won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. I’ll be anxious to get my hands on one and give them a try.