I have wanted a router plane for a while now. I decided on the Veritas
over Lie Nielsen, and am I impressed. I bought the fence and all the
blades with it. I stayed with SAE, I like to work in metric, but I felt
more comfortable with the SAE irons.
This is an extremely well made router plane. I can see doing cleanup
work with it and quick hinge mortises. I now want the small router plane
, I think this thing rocks. I can rough out with chisels and finish
with the router faster than setting up my powered router for small one
or 2 off items.
The spear shaped tool that comes with the tool is fantastic for
grooving. Finish it off with the straight iron... It just makes pushing
the router through so much easier.
Having been buying both Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley Veritas, I think both
are great, but I have to give the edge lately to Veritas. Their
engineering shows a lot of thought into what the negative features are,
and they do a lot to correct, or make it more usable. Both are quality
companies, with quality products.