The Veritas Jack Rabbet plane for raising panels.
I am debating buying a Veritas Jack Rabbet plane for large-scale joinery and for raising panels. I work mostly in soft tiger maple and cherry and wonder if the effective cutting angle of 40 degrees will produce any significant tearout when working at an angle to the grain in panel-raising. I realize that I can always change the bevel on the blade if this turns out to be the case, but would like to hear others’ experience with the tool. Any experience or opinions on the performance of the plane?