I dropped by my buddy Sugita san's place today, he lives very close to the Aparto, to talk about possible classroom space for Garret Hack if he can do a demo. While we were talking, I noticed a new shinny thing sitting on his bench, one of these.......
...with a whole garbage can full of tissue thin shavings
Whoa baby, what a nice piece of kit!
>> Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Adjustable Mouth Block Plane $165 <<
The thing is, I've also been looking at and drooling over the newer Lee Valley block planes.....
... the one in the back, the black one, not the polished one.
>> Lee Valley Veritas DX60 Low Angle Block Plane $179 <<
The small difference in price is not of concern, and on paper the two planes are very similar, the LV plane is a newer design, and seems to have a few more bells and whistles on it, also, being that it is made in Canada, and I'm a Canuck, I would be inclined to support my own countrymen, nothing against Lie-Nielsen.
I'm wondering if any of you guys have the Veritas plane, and if you can give me your review of it?
I have a regular cheap Stanley block plane, for normal stuff, but I've been wanting a low angle version. This would be part payment for the Aparto work, so there is the possibility that I'd even spend the extra $100 for the premium version of it, but then again, maybe not
I know both are going to be very good tools, I've seen the LN unit, and used it, OMG is it nice, but that has me thinking about the LV plane too...
Confused in Japan....