The Veritas router plane is an invaluable tool for work on stopped or through dadoes and grooves, or for any work that requires an area cut to a precise depth. The blade depth is regulated by a fine screw feed that travels 1/32" (0.8mm) per turn for precise adjustment, with the resulting depth of cut controlled by a locking depth stop. Unique to the Veritas router plane is a spring-loaded blade-clamping collar that holds the blade in position when the collar is loosened. It provides tactile feedback, allowing controlled blade adjustment to a depth of 1" (25.4mm). The collar can also be set to fully release for quick and easy blade removal, for repositioning in front of the post for general work, behind the post for bullnose applications, or laterally (left or right) for work on hinge gains.
Made to the same high standards as our other planes, the ductile cast iron body has been accurately machined and ground flat. Weight is 900g. The large wooden knobs are positioned to provide both comfort and excellent control. If you would like to customize a pair of handles, a hardware kit that includes two turned brass connectors, two hanger bolts, a hex bolt, and a mandrel for lathe mounting is available separately.
The plane includes two high-carbon steel cutters: a two-piece 1/2" (12.7mm) straight blade, and a two-piece 1/2" (12.7mm) spear-point blade (for final smoothing). A blade sharpening jig is also included.
The fence is made of stainless steel and aluminum and can be positioned on either side of the plane and will work on both straight and curved pieces. In addition to using for dadoes or grooves, our router plane is the perfect tool for inlay or intarsia work, or for cleaning out areas for hardware installation, where fine control is critical.