Assessment: Veritas Field-Makers Plow Airplane


Veritas Field-Maker’s Plow Airplane

Veritas not too long ago unveiled the Field-Maker’s Plow Airplane, a diminutive software that produces formidable outcomes. It’s easy to arrange, comfy to carry, simpler to regulate than its bigger cousins, and splendid for slicing small grooves, rabbets, and beads.

It comes with a 1⁄4-in., A2-steel blade that holds a long-lasting edge, and it’s obtainable in right- and left-handed variations. Accent blades embrace sq. profiles from 1⁄8 in. to three⁄8 in. large and beading blades from 1⁄8 in. to 1⁄4 in. The airplane additionally accepts blades designed for Stanley and Report mixture planes.

Whereas it’s very straightforward to put in the blade and set the depth cease, the airplane requires a hex key to regulate the place of the fence.

I used to be particularly impressed with the airplane’s skill to chop beads. It did a fantastic job on grooves and rabbets too. For the reason that airplane doesn’t have a nicker (a scoring cutter), I used a marking gauge to outline the width and depth of cross-grain rabbets, which ensured clear cuts.

Making use of a little bit of paste wax to the blade’s face and chip deflector helped it evacuate chips extra easily.

Glorious efficiency. The usual 1⁄4-in.-wide blade reduce clear grooves and rabbets, and the optionally available beading blades labored simply as nicely, as proven right here.

—Chris Gochnour is a contributing editor.

From Tremendous Woodworking #306


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