Veritas DX60 Block Plane c/w A2 Blade
The Veritas DX60 Block Plane is made to exacting standards and has newly refined stainless-steel hardware. The knobs and wheels have elegant elliptical knurled edges for a firm grip. The lever cap has been extensively redesigned to integrate cleanly with the plane body and provide an almost continuous hand-contact surface, with tactile cues for finger placement. The Norris-type adjuster mechanism combines feed and lateral adjustments, making blade setting accurate and easy. Close manufacturing tolerances reduce backlash to no more than 1/4 turn. The adjuster is locked to the body, and will not become inadvertently unseated.
Mouth adjustment is effected by loosening the stainless-steel locking knob. An unobtrusive set screw in the throat of the plane allows repeatable mouth positioning while at the same time preventing the moveable toe from contacting the blade. The toe is completely enclosed by the body casting.
The contoured body is 7 inch (178 mm) long by 1-3/4 inch (44.5 mm) wide, and has a 12° bed angle. The sole and sides are flat and square to within +0.000 inch and -0.0015 inch over the entire surface. The A2 tool steel blade (hardened to Rc60-62) is 9/64 inch (3.6 mm) thick by 1-3/8 inch (35 mm) wide and has a 25° primary bevel. The back of the blade is lapped flat within + or -0.0002 inch (two-tenths of a thousandth of an inch) in the working area of the blade.
Note: This is the standard version (DX60 Block) made from our regular ductile iron, has a die-cast lever cap, and is finished with a durable powder-coat polymer paint. This is not the NX60 plane!
In the new Veritas new number system, the first letter designates the material (Nickel, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Ductile Iron ). The number represents the model, and the "X", of course, stands for excellent!