Veritas now offer a left-hand model of the right-hand iron edge-trimming plane. If you have already purchased the right-hand model, you may want to consider its complement! Having both models will let you handle any grain direction.
Edge-trimming planes are used for final trimming cuts on jointed boards to ensure smooth edges at exactly 90° to the face, and for working end grain. In many instances you will need only one model; the appropriate choice is often based on which of your hands is dominant.
However, neither model is exclusively for left- or right-handed users, as the planes are in fact complementary. Having both right- and left-hand models becomes advantageous when you need to accommodate grain running in opposite directions on the same board, but have only one true reference face, such as when working on a length of molding.
Made in Canada, the planes are durable ductile iron, with a 12° bed angle and 30° blade skew. The 1/8" thick blades are 1-1/4" wide to let you plane material up to 1" wide, and are available in A2 or O1 steel.
The depth-adjustment mechanism is a large thumb wheel and an independent traveller, resulting in fast and accurate depth setting with no blade skewing. Set screws along the side prevent the blade from shifting when knots are encountered.
The fence is drilled to allow blocks to be added or to affix a wooden wedge for cutting controlled bevels, such as in boatbuilding. Each weighs 1 lb 6 oz.
05P0301 Right Edge Plane A2 Blade
05P0302 A2 Repl. Blade 1.1/4"
05P0351 Right Edge Plane O1 Blade
05P0352 O1 Repl. Blade 1.1/4"
05P0361 Left Edge Plane A2 Blade
05P0371 Left Edge Plane O1 Blade £83.47