Veritas Replacement A2 Steel Cap Iron 2-5/8" for Stanley/Record #8 Hand Plane
A cap iron serves to stiffen a plane blade, helping to damp vibration and reduce the potential for blade chatter.
The Veritas 1/8" thick Replacement Cap Iron for Stanley/Record #8 Hand Planes is made of corrosion-resistant A2 steel. The leading edge of the cap iron is machined with a relief angle to ensure it always contacts the face of the blade, so no gap can form.
The cap irons are available separately or paired with the Veritas A2, O1 or PM-V11® blades.
Veritas Bench Plane Blades are 0.100" thick, 25% thicker than the industry standard of 0.080". Increased thickness reduces chatter. All are 7" long with a 30° bevel.
Please visit www.pm-v11.com for the full story of Veritas' development of PM-V11 Steel.