Plow planes are nothing new, they’ve been a mainstay in hand tool shops for centuries. In fact the plow plane was and still is a tool that defined the craftsman. Whether it was an all wooden bodied plane with ebony inlays and beautiful brass components for a master woodworker. Are a simple boxwood or beech bodied plane for the journeyman, plow planes were vital to furniture construction.
Today’s version, made by Veritas, is a beautiful example of a modern plow plane that is completely functional and also quite capable of giving a router or a dado stack a run for its money.
With a wide assortment of blade widths, ranging from 1/8″ to 3/8″, the Veritas small plow plane can make quick work of laying out a groove of varying depths without the scream of a motor or sawdust and chips being thrown back in your face. And that’s only the obvious benefit of using it!