- Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Plane A2 Blade
- Part of an Award Winning Tool Range
- Made to the Highest Standards
- Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Plane
- UK Safety Spec
The Veritas low-angle jointer is the largest member of the bevel-up bench plane family. At 560 x 73mm(22″ x 2.7/8″) and weighing 3.4kg (7.1/2 lb.), it is the answer for jointing edges and flattening large panels. The bevel-up blade configuration results in a plane that is versatile and straightforward to use. The 12° bed angle, coupled with the 25° blade bevel, creates an effective cutting angle of 37°. Simply increasing the blade bevel results in higher cutting angles for improved performance in more difficult-grained woods. An adjustable throat plate allows a wide range of mouth adjustment. A unique stop-screw retains mouth settings while preventing blade damage when removing and replacing blades. Supplied with a 57mm(2.1/4″) wide lapped blade, 4.75mm(3/16″) thick in A2 tool steel (other blades are available as optional extras). A2 blades are air-quenched and double tempered to a hardness of Rc60-62. They hold an edge longer than most high-carbon steel blades, but take a little more effort to sharpen. A2 offers the most durable edge. O1 blades are oil-quenched and double tempered to Rc58-60. They are easier and quicker to sharpen than an A2 blade, but tend to dull a little faster. The chromium content of O1 is less than that of A2 steel (0.5% rather than 5%) so they are more prone to rust. O1 blades are a good choice for rapid honing, but at a higher frequency..