I have had this veritas low angled spokeshave for a while now, and it’s the only one I have trouble setting up. No matter what I do I cannot set it for a fine shaving. Am I ready to throw it out the window HaHa just about, or I might keep it just to remove a lot of material quickly. Giving in is not in my nature, but I need to keep my sanity.
This link will explain it better mate. I wont post the pdf I don’t want to have a copyright issue again 😉
I had the same frustration with this particular tool as well. If you didn’t
throw it in the garbage yet, I found that the you must set the blade as far forward as possible. Then tighten the notched screws holding the blade so that even pressure is distributed on both sides. Then you set the mouth/escapement about approximately 1/16 of an inch or roughly 1.5 mm. The trick to using this particular spokeshave is, it cuts more aggressively depending on how you approach the blade to the workpiece. While cutting, put lighter pressure and angle the blade up for a less aggressive cut, and down for more aggressive cut. It takes some practice but it works well. If lesser amounts of material removal is required you can always go with a rasp or file.
Hope this helps. I thought it was the product at first but after some fidgeting mine was saved from the same fate as yours.
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