New Detail Rabbet Planes From Veritas
There is no question that I love a good looking tool, as do many people, but it is probably not a good idea to base your tool purchases on looks alone. The good thing is that the tools from Veritas not only look good, but according to the woodworking community, they work great as well.
As you would expect, the new rabbet planes from Veritas look good, likely work great, and have a price you would only spend if you were looking for high quality. The body of the plane is made out of cast iron, and the handle is made out of hand friendly polished brass. The 30 degree blade is made of oil hardened tool steel, and is set to 45 degrees in the tool body.
Rabbet planes, as the name implies, allow its users to cut rabbets or dados into wood. Veritas has five sizes (6mm, 1/4", 5/16" (8mm), 3/8", 10mm) for you to choose from, but any serious hand tool woodworker would probably want to buy the complete set; that is if you credit will allow it. They are individually priced at $65 or you can buy one of the sets of three for $149, or five for $239. Please note that these are introductory prices for the sets, and the prices will increase after March 25th 2010.