Our Story

Based in Ottawa, Canada, Veritas Tools is a world leader in woodworking tool-design innovation, and has been the manufacturing arm of Lee Valley since 1985.

Today, with 1250 products and more than 100 patents in lines that include woodworking planes, sharpening equipment, marking and measuring tools, router tables, drilling accessories and more, Veritas has become a leading developer of products for discerning woodworkers.

Research and development engineers, industrial designers and a modern manufacturing facility combine to create innovative tools of the highest quality.

Behind the Scenes in Veritas Manufacturing and Quality Assurance

Veritas tools are the result of great care and attention to detail at every step, from design and prototyping through to machining, quality assurance and assembly. Here are some behind-the-scenes glimpses into these processes.