Veritas No 1 vs Low Angle Block Plane – Review and Comparison

Veritas No 1 vs Low Angle Block Plane – Review and Comparison

In this video we check out the Veritas number 1 and compare it to the Veritas Low Angle Block Plane. They are pretty similar and if you deck out the block plane like I did, they are the same price! Great planes for kids!

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00:00 Intro
00:21 Specs
04:20 How they look
04:35 In use
06:06 Parts
08:11 Outro


  1. Steve on November 10, 2023 at 10:59 pm

    I absolutely love the closed toes on the blocks. Since I use mine near daily, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve hit the toe against another surface. It really helps to know that can’t smack the iron or change setting have that toe closed. The stop is great, but I’m sure I’d find a way to mash it back, 😂. Thanks for another great video. Hopefully, Veritas will add an under cap screw like the blocks have to the number one. I much prefer that design and asthetics.

  2. stevem268 on November 10, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    i have the low angle block, i added the knob but the tote is still in the parts drawer!

  3. Bob Nicholas on November 10, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    The low angle block plane’s conversion ability and versatility is what I am looking for

  4. Jim Rosson on November 10, 2023 at 11:03 pm

    Great video

  5. Blayne on November 10, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    Would love a tote for my low angle block plane. Didn’t even know that was an option.

  6. Jetsetter George on November 10, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    I’m a little confused on which block plane to purchase I was looking for a little bit of assistance, I have small hands lol and I’m torn between the DX 60 and the low angle black plane which one should I go wit?

  7. Alan M.G. on November 10, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    I have the Veritas pocket plane, apron plane, dx60 and LA block. I do not have the No 1. I have no idea why they made the LA a brick instead of a block plane /jk. so I too put a tote and knob on it and like it miles better. In comparison, the dx60 and apron plane are proper feeling planes IMO.

  8. Bryan Fulmer on November 10, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    You know I like little planes! Thank you!

  9. Sergey Shorokhov on November 10, 2023 at 11:42 pm

    I would also add that you can put a chamfer guide on the low angle block plane, which makes it one of the most flexible and versatile tools not only in the Veritas line, but among all planes in general

  10. A T H Mostafa on November 10, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing 👍.

  11. Finn Iunker on November 10, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you, Jamie. I like my no. 1 and I’m not bothered with the Norris, perhaps because I hold the tote almost like I hold a spokeshave, like to remind myself that this is for fine work. Best wishes from Norway.

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