Low Angle Plane Shootout! What's the best value?

Low Angle Plane Shootout! What's the best value?

Which low-angle jack plane is the best value? I check out planes by Stanley, Veritas, and Tay.
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50 Comments

  1. justin rippetoe on October 8, 2022 at 3:07 am

    I just got my factory seconds veritas LA Jack…was SUPER disappointed until I realized I wasn’t shooting, but then Jones it to the York bevel and absolutely love it. 11/10. Great video as always!



  2. Skip Guenter on October 8, 2022 at 3:07 am

    I’ve gotta find some tool fairies!



  3. Nal Retrac on October 8, 2022 at 3:08 am

    As I understand it, you can get a high bevel angle blade for the Veritas that makes it perform better at dealing with highly figured woods. I’m thinking about buying the Veritas with two blades, a high bevel and a standard bevel.



  4. John Chavez on October 8, 2022 at 3:08 am

    Wait until you get your hands on a Lie-Nielsen bevel up jack. Like dating Gal Gadot.



  5. Richard Brown on October 8, 2022 at 3:09 am

    Question!!! What do you do differently when sharpening a bevel up blade…. especially for a low angle jack? …induce any mild camber??

    Tremendous thanks!!! Keep up the stupendous work!! I’m a big fan!!



  6. Rick Dafler on October 8, 2022 at 3:10 am

    I love my L-N No. 62 Low Angle Jack I also love my Veritas Shooting Plane which has several of the features you pointed out on the Veritas Jack. If I’d purchased them in a different order my shooter and the jack would both be Veritas.

    For a millisecond I considered loaning you the L-N for a second shootout, then my heart beat a second time and the thought was gone. I live in north west Ohio and I need to visit Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and some restaurants owned by a different bald guy. Maybe if I could hand it to you and stand off camera while you tested before returning it to its velvet lined mahogany case, but then that just makes the point you made at the end of the video,…sigh.

    Well, think about it and I will too. I’m off to the patron site. Wright. Shannon and Shaun will gain a fellow supported You Tuber. Fair enough.



  7. pinkeye00 on October 8, 2022 at 3:13 am

    Tay Tay be madz yo.



  8. Bruce Ferguson on October 8, 2022 at 3:16 am

    I went to the Amazon link you provided and saw Stanley low angle jack plane for $142.00. Also saw on Amazon the Stanley sweetheart low angle jack plane for $182.00. They look like the same.. do yo know the difference that would increase the price by $40.00?



  9. Devin Hollis on October 8, 2022 at 3:17 am

    The Stanley varies by $65 depending where you buy it. I’ve never seen that much deviation in a product.



  10. intelligentcomputing on October 8, 2022 at 3:20 am

    to reduce tear out, could you put another, higher-angle blade on the low-angle?



  11. Taura Bird on October 8, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Hey guys, I am having trouble figuring out exactly which replacement blade to buy for the Stanley SW LA plane. Anyone have a link to a replacement blade I can buy that will fit?



  12. Robert Bamford on October 8, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Thanks for the thorough review. Got me off the fence.



  13. Taylor Diggins on October 8, 2022 at 3:23 am

    My Taytools jackplane was also a disaster. My $20 amazon jackplane that I bought for a laugh beats it…



  14. cory hartley on October 8, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Veritas has a warranty… do the others?



  15. Yokino on October 8, 2022 at 3:25 am

    My only gripe is the the Veritas is 300$ and the Stanley is 200$. For maybe 120-150$, the Stanley would’ve been good but 200$ for it is too much I think.



  16. Mike Stewart on October 8, 2022 at 3:27 am

    I finally put in some OT at my day-job (actually night shift) and sprang for the Veritas. The price is comparable to Wood River or Lie Nielsen, but there are a variety of blades available, upon which to blow even more money. I haven’t bought any extra blades, yet, but the plane itself has been a joy to use. I still want to buy a 5 1/2, someday, but this will serve nicely, for now, and I think it’s versatility will be valuable even after I have all the bench planes I desire.



  17. Ethan Deonarain on October 8, 2022 at 3:29 am

    I see my Trinidadian flag in the background



  18. Keith Chamberlain on October 8, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Here’s a couple of European names to try: Dictum, from Germany. Axminster, from The UK,
    I own an Axminster no. 62."Rider" low angle Jack. Couldn’t be happier…
    I won’t buy chinese stuff….



  19. Sig716 on October 8, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Very informative review on the Veritas. Have had only two Veritas planes from more than 12 years ago, now I “want” more Veritas!



  20. Joschmoyo on October 8, 2022 at 3:31 am

    I had an original Stanley low angle plane. Inherited it. Never used it more than once. The blade was not very good at holding an edge and it was clumsy.
    Save your money.



  21. John S S on October 8, 2022 at 3:32 am

    Thanks REx. Great video. Veritas makes lovely kit.



  22. Richard Brown on October 8, 2022 at 3:32 am

    Also! Heard about folks getting Stanley’s that were out of square…. So I bought 3 to return 2. 2 of these 3 happened to be out of square. (I’m assuming I just got unlucky with these 3 …or, barely lucky enough) …super happy with the 3rd!!

    … possibly a useful approach.

    Cheers!!



  23. Mike Mason on October 8, 2022 at 3:36 am

    Thanks for the great videos!! I found your channel recently and have been watching several of your videos a week, Do you know if TayTools changed their design since this video was made? I was looking at their website and it looks slightly different from your video! Thanks again!



  24. Scott Jeter on October 8, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Currently about 140 USD for the Stanley, (165 with tax and shipping). The Veritas is about 100 more, and includes free shipping. Not sure about tax. I was expecting it to be $500 bucks with the way you talked about it. Definitely more, but I think if you already know you want to add one to your tool kit permanently, this falls into the cry once category.



  25. Ja Nee on October 8, 2022 at 3:37 am

    I opened my present and no music played.
    Is it broken?
    This is my first plane, after doing the math it’s actually pretty cheap.
    The sweetheart has no other blades, veritas has.



  26. Andrew Brimmer on October 8, 2022 at 3:38 am

    How does the Grizzly low angle compare



  27. Ken Carlile on October 8, 2022 at 3:38 am

    I have the Veritas, and I really like it. But I don’t know how to use it well. The homemade one is really pretty, though!



  28. Jesse Gimbel on October 8, 2022 at 3:39 am

    Thanks for this video Rex. I’m in the market for one of these, and as you mentioned the Tay caught my eye just because of the look and the price, so happy I saw this video before buying. I’ll likely end up with the Stanley, but I’ll see if I can swing the Veritas. There’s also the Lie Nielsen, but it looks like it might be similar to the Stanley but at the Veritas’ price. When I buy I’ll do it through your affiliate link, thanks for taking the time to make this video!



  29. jbiggy smyth on October 8, 2022 at 3:39 am

    excellent video.



  30. Richard Steven on October 8, 2022 at 3:42 am

    Best plane I’ve used, can so much with them.



  31. psguardian on October 8, 2022 at 3:43 am

    I just wanna say, in my research phase of setting up my first dedicated workspace I’ve circled back to a number of your vids multiple times. There’s enough info in them that I am still picking up things on the subsequent rewatches. Also your brand of humor & blunt delivery helps.



  32. Leif901 - on October 8, 2022 at 3:46 am

    are there pane’s that are great for being under $100?



  33. Jim N on October 8, 2022 at 3:46 am

    Afraid to use a 300 dollar plane? My wrist watches cost more



  34. R Carroll on October 8, 2022 at 3:47 am

    There is a fix to try on short handles…(None of those shaped handles fit my palm) the flea market fix, a friend says just hit the top of the handle with a hammer and break the jabby part off :- ) looks ugly but better fit to a larger hand. The German ones with unicorn handle in front and my block plane (no handle) don’t have that problem. Love my little cheap Stanley block plane. Nice job on your home made the low angle jack plane – cool, will look for that video. Thinking a shaving horse, Roman work bench with vise & a wood lathe could be combined into a good traveling workbench.



  35. Dogstar on October 8, 2022 at 3:47 am

    No lie Nielsen? That’s the most expensive. Mine was £275. If veritas is a Cadillac, lie Nielsen is a rolls Royce.



  36. Trevor B59 on October 8, 2022 at 3:47 am

    I really enjoy your plane videos. I have been a woodworker all my life and have a large collection of planes. Still a few gaps that I want to fill including a low angle jack



  37. naomi weiss on October 8, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Wow what a great and thoughtful review. Rex, you’re an ally to woodworkers with less of a budget! If I spring for any tools I’ll be sure to try and go through any affiliate links you might have. Thanks again!



  38. Tarl X on October 8, 2022 at 3:50 am

    13:04 I’m scared to use my tool because I didn’t have a good sex ed teacher.



  39. Travis VanDoninck on October 8, 2022 at 3:50 am

    You rock Rex, wahoo:)))



  40. A Different Angle on October 8, 2022 at 3:51 am

    A Jack is a jack.
    Spend the money, get something decent, (write it off on your tax) and work the damn thing to death.

    I got a LN low angle jack years ago and I put off buying a #7, and don’t use my #4 very much at all.
    In fact, the #7 I do have is an old stanley, and is currently in pieces getting restored.
    Only thing I wish is I could get a Pm-v11 blade for it.



  41. david smeall on October 8, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Excellent display. Tks



  42. James Smith on October 8, 2022 at 3:55 am

    I got the new Stanley SW 62 and the#4. I like the 62 but they’re#4 is terribly heavy, bulky, and handle feels terrible! Much prefer my over 100 yr old Stanley #4!



  43. zalllon on October 8, 2022 at 3:56 am

    I just bought the Veritas (Nov 2021) in Canada, because it is almost the same price as the Stanley right now (was a $30 Cdn gap).



  44. Cory Miller on October 8, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Great vid. I am in need of my first plane well I do have a mini Stanley that I got for $5 from lowes. It actually works ok if you tighten the screw with a tool but not by hand. I will probably go with the Veritas since I am trying to make just one plane work for all my tasks. I tend to agree with you about a tool is meant to grab and work without worrying about it. I have chipped my good axe and my good spoon gouge but they still work great:] I like Stanley but there quality is not what it once was and cheap tools is there bread and butter. Ty Dewalt or whoever owns them now.



  45. Mike Stewart on October 8, 2022 at 3:59 am

    My only Taytools plane is a small router, and it pretty well persuaded me not to buy any more Taytools planes. But, I love doing business with them for almost anything else. Well, you know, sometimes Harbor Freight is good enough. But Taylor sells a lot of things–machinists’ squares, straight edges, calipers and such that are just fine at a really good price, and some things, like Wood Owl auger bits and Narex chisels that are excellent.



  46. Obi1kenobi10 on October 8, 2022 at 4:00 am

    THIS is the review I was looking for!!!! THANK YOU!!!!



  47. Tobsen660 on October 8, 2022 at 4:00 am

    I had the Stanley SW and I sold it. I don’t liked it. I found the adjustment fiddly and I didn’t found a benefit to my woodriver 5 1/2. Maybe it’s just me or i had a bad copy of the SW or i’m just a baely style fan. Maybe I have to try the varitas one day.



  48. Neil Stutely on October 8, 2022 at 4:02 am

    I’ve got the stanley sweetheart low angle jack and a veritas low angle smoother and I’d agree with both assessments of the the tools. Obviously the veritas smoother is slightly different from the jack, not so good for edging boards for example, but still everything else holds up.



  49. Ali Maleki on October 8, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Great review and hilarious to boot!



  50. Kevin Xxx on October 8, 2022 at 4:06 am

    I LOVE this video! It’s one of my favorites.