I didn’t know that Veritas was going to do this!  I already have a tongue and groove plane.  

Very cool otherwise.

Veritas® Tongue-and-Groove Accessories for Plow Plane


I’m trying to decide if I’d ever need to cut a 1/2″ groove.

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8 Responses to Doh!

  1. Veritas planes are very good tools and reasonably priced, but I think you could get an old Stanley 45 with a set of cutters for much less than this plane and all of the accessories. Grooves can be used for drawer bottoms and shelves just to name a few uses.

  2. joemcglynn says:

    It seems like the wider the groove the harder it would be to keep the keep the plane (and the bottom of the groove) level. If you ever need to cut a wide groove you could probably do a nice job with a shoulder plane and a temporary fence clamped to the part.

    I haven’t used a combination plane, but for me part of the joy with hand tools is picking them up and knowing they are ready to go without any tweaking. A combination plane would mean changing blades and adjusting the alignment and depth of cut — not a big deal, but not as fun as picking up a dedicated plane, cutting the feature and putting it back.

    That said, they look very cool and if I think about it too much I’ll probably start looking for one just on general principles 🙂

    • Marilyn says:

      Yeah, I made that mistake already .. I started looking .. on ebay. They’re very cool and not that expensive .. but I don’t need one cuz I have the Veritas plow plane already.

      And I agree, I bet cutting with the 1/2″ blade would be tough. I struggled at first with the other sized blades, but I think I have the hang of it now (not to big-a bit).

      I think the 1/2″ would be best used for a back panel dados. I’ve been cutting these lately as a stopped dado, but have cut through dado. And I think I’ve seen Shannon cut a stopped dado with a plow.

      There did you see that? I just made a great excuse to go spend more money on tools. 🙂

      • joemcglynn says:

        “There did you see that? I just made a great excuse to go spend more money on tools.”

        I *knew* you could do it!

      • Bill Rittner says:

        A combination plane is just a plough/plow plane with some extra bells and whistles. Plow planes can cut dadoes and rabbets much bigger than 1/2″ with a good technique. Chris Schwarz has a good article in the June 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine on these useful tools. It is the only article on these planes I have seen in many years. Chris’s method is the one I learned many years ago. So long ago I can’t remember where I learned it.

        Joe is right about having dedicated tools for specific jobs. This is the way to go if you can afford the tools and the space. This is why I have the Record 043. I use this plane solely for cutting dadoes for drawer bottoms. Actually I have it because it is the cutest little plow plane I have ever seen and I would have it even if I never used it!

  3. Marilyn says:

    Ewww! You’re right! So cute! Setting up for a dedicated use is a wonderful idea too.

    And I saw that article that Chris wrote. If I’m able, I’ll add it to the post.

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