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Shooting with the Veritas Bevel-Up Jointer Plane

Santa brought me a Veritas bevel-up jointer plane this past Christmas. I was sooo impressed that he has an account with Lee Valley. Don’t ever under-estimate how well-connected Santa is; I suspect he has an account with all the best plane makers. 🙂 While doing research on which plane to put on my Christmas wish list, my final options were the Veritas bevel-up jointer and the Lie-Nielsen #7 jointer. Both manufacturers are highly regarded – I would easily buy from either company; but there is a significant price difference between the two planes. The Lie-Nielsen costs about $125 more when compared to the Veritas equivalent outfitted with their premium PMV11 blade. So, to me the decision to get the Veritas bevel-up jointer was pretty simple. But I did see one negative review of the Veritas plane. The poor critique centered on the fact that the Veritas jointer is not suitable for shooting end-grain. Since I don’t ever plan on shooting end-grain, this was not an issue for me, but I did wonder why Veritas designed …