|Cleaner than a router table|
Since I'm in Veritas fanboy mode, allow me to continue... I don't like buying tools without putting my hands on them, even if everyone says they're awesome, because I just don't know if they'll fit me. Veritas has a big booth at The Woodworking Shows, which are otherwise mostly dominated by big buckets of Chinese-manufactured goods, sadly. It's too bad they don't do something classy like Lie-Nielsen does with their Hand Tool Events. Would it be too much to ask for them to travel together? Now THAT would be a hand tool event, especially if they brought along other independent makers like Blue Spruce and Bad Axe. Anyway, I went last weekend, and got to try out their Skew Rabbet Plane and several other tools that I've been looking at for a long time. Guess what's coming in the mail in a week or so!