Veritas’s two new block planes look like sportscars or a speedboats, ready to handle the wind tunnel. Every woodworker needs a block plane, and a small plane like this is also handy for homeowners, for removing end grain, smoothing over corners, and smaller removal tasks.
These planes measure in at 7″ long and 1-3/4″ wide. The plane bed angle is 12 degrees and should require minimal to no flattening out of the box. All hardware is stainless steel, and all adjustment and controls on the planes are made for easy use and ergonomic comfort.
The polished version will be part of the Veritas premium line, and the black one will be part of the regular lineup. As with any plane, these should always be pulling paper-thin shavings off of the wood — if yours isn’t, you might want to re-read the setup instructions.
The premium, polished version lists for $280, and the black version for $180. Due to their cost, these might not be the best option for a first set of planes, but they’d be a great upgrade.
New Block Planes [Veritas]