Veritas #5-1/4W Bench Plane (Includes PM-V11 Blade)
This unique design provides complete blade support, reducing chatter and allows quick mouth adjustment
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Also called a junior jack, the traditional #5-1/4 was 12″ long, in between a #4 smooth plane at 10″ and a #5 jack at 14″. Our #5-1/4W differs from the original in many ways – mainly, ours has a wider blade and the mouth is 4-3/8″ behind the nose, unlike the original at 3-1/2″. For better accuracy, an extra-long sole in front of the blade makes it easier to keep the sole flush to the wood when starting a cut. Combined, the mouth location and sensitive feed adjustment let the #5-1/4W serve as a jointer for most cabinet work.
Like all our Veritas bench planes, the #5-1/4W bench plane incorporates a frog that extends all the way to the sole. This unique design provides complete blade support, reducing chatter and allows quick mouth adjustment. It can be closed to a narrow slit for fine shavings and minimum tear-out, or opened for heavier cuts, all without removing the lever cap or other parts; just loosen two screws and set the opening with the thumb wheel.
Patented. Made in Canada.