VERITAS No.4 Smoothing Plane - A2 blade
A tidy example of the highly rated VERITAS No.4 Smoothing Plane.
"Veritas bench planes represent the evolution of a traditional tool, addressing shortcomings such as blade chatter and throat adjustment, while making use of modern materials for the castings and blade.
The body and frog are ductile cast iron, a material much more durable as well as more stable than gray iron, having been fully stress relieved. The body is accurately machined so that the sole is flat, the sides are square to the sole, and the bed is flat and square to the sides. The large side wings increase stability for shooting.
The unique, large frog features a fully machined fit with the body and is designed to support the blade right down to the sole of the plane. It is adjustable to let you close the mouth to a narrow slit for fine shavings with minimum tear-out or open it for heavier cuts. All of this is done quickly and easily without having to remove the lever cap or anything else from the plane.
The blade is 1/8" (0.125") thick and is available in either A2 tool steel hardened to Rc60-62 or O1 tool steel hardened to Rc58-60. The thick blade, combined with the fully extended frog support, virtually eliminates chatter under all conditions.
The generous wooden front knob and rear handle provide a comfortable grip and improved control.
The adjustment mechanism, with its combined feed and lateral adjustment knob, makes blade setting easy and accurate."
Fitted with a 2 inch wide VERITAS A2 blade iron.
Lateral adjustment side set screws.
Some minor surface staining spots, knocks and scratches.
All parts move freely and tighten securely.
Approximate weight of 4lb 6oz.
91/2 inch sole.
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