Veritas - Veritas Custom No. 5 Handplane
The Veritas Custom No. 5 was well-machined and its Norris-style adjuster was tight and precise
The Veritas Custom No. 5 was well-machined and its Norris-style adjuster was tight and precise. It has a unique system for setting the chipbreaker with two small Allen-head bolts: one sets the location of the chipbreaker and one attaches the blade to the chipbreaker. This system is cool in that it retains your chipbreaker location setting perfectly, but the button-head bolt is very small and not easy to get a hand on. The back of the blade required only minimal work to flatten. The sole was flat and the sides were square to the sole. Adjusting the mouth was easy and quick via an adjustable toe.