Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane
Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane
£73.96 (£61.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane

Code: 506557

  • A deluxe, hybrid plane incorporating the best of both its parents
  • Low blade angle of the 60.1/2, (13.5°) with the width of a 9.1/2 (41mm)
  • Thick O1 steel blade, holds its edge and reduces chatter
  • Adjustable mouth and a fine depth feed give great control
  • Cast and polished solid bronze cap, adds comfort and heft
  • Solid brass fittings for smooth adjustment
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£73.96 (£61.63 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane
  • Axminster Rider Double Sided Diamond Bench Stone
  • Blade for Axminster Rider No. 9 1/2 and 69 1/2 Block Planes
  • Veritas Micro-Adjust Gauge - Metric Graduations
Total: £151.49
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In Detail

The Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane is a hybrid plane incorporating the best attributes of both its parents. It has the low blade angle of the No. 60 1/2 (13.5°), coupled with the size and width of a No. 9 1/2 (41mm(1-5/8")). The blade is used bevel-up. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use.

Well made, the Rider version has many excellent features. The main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. It has an adjustable mouth for fine or coarser work. The plane features micro depth adjustment and lateral blade control to achieve the thinnest of shavings.

The sole is 158mm (6-1/4") long with a 41mm (1.5/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate to +/- 0.04mm (0.0016"). A weight of 950g (2lb 1-1/2oz), combined with the blade angle and extra width gives you a plane with outstanding potential.

Rider planes only require the bare minimum of initial preparation. The blade comes honed with a secondary bevel ready to take shavings. Each blade is oil quenched, high carbon spring steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 63.

Every plane undergoes careful inspection in Axminster to ensure consistent quality. The No. 69 1/2 Deluxe comes with a plane sock and instruction booklet. We are confident that Axminster Rider planes represent a good standard in traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.

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Specification

Model No.69 1/2
Nett Weight 950g (2lb 1.1/2oz)
Plane Blade Width 41 mm (1.5/8")
Plane Sole Length 158mm (6.1/4")
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

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Patrick Wullaert

13 September 2017

A very nice block plane

Felt I couldn't cope without a block plane anymore and came to Axminster (online) to finally buy one. Three choices only of which two were the typical big brands. And no matter how much I'd want a LN, I - as a pure hobbyist - just can't justify its price tag to the wife. So almost immediately I had to consider the rider block planes. They certainly look the business but how would they perform ? Well, the reviews certainly aren't bad. I thought I could give one a try at least. I chose this 69 1/2 because I wanted the low angle as well as the added weight to easily plane end grain. I like hefty tools when they have their place (the weight usually doesn't bother me at all) and also appreciated the extra width, and I bought it in the Deluxe version because I like the way its designed to nicely fit the palm of your hand. Now having used the plane for a while, I can say all these aforementioned properties truly fit my needs and the plane lives up to its expectations. Only the blade had to be (re)sharpened first to be of any use on the end grain I need to cut. But now it goes through that as well as knots as a knife through butter. What's apparent is that the blade height is very finely tunable, much better than on the bigger Rider 5 1/2 I also bought. There is no play in the adjusting mechanism on this block plane. I'm really happy with this tool and after getting used to it and sharpening the plane iron it works really well.
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Todor Nedelche

26 November 2016

Good value

The plane looks very good but can't be used straight out of the box. I spend 1 1/2 hours fine tuning here there. Honestly the blade is excellent 5*. For it's price I didn't expect to be perfect. After few hours spend on YouTube,I realised that even more expensive planes need some attention. Overall I am VERY happy with this low angle plane. Thanks to Axminster for the fast delivery.
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Martin

19 March 2016

Great value.

These Rider planes are very good value, appart from a little deburing with a fine file and wet n dry have a good finish.
The only negative issue I have with the range is blade quality, there seems to be a variation in the way the blades are hardened, out of five Rider planes I have purchase two have had soft blades, one being my 691/2 block plane, they are so soft that they burr over after three or four passes. I have overcome this by heat treating the cutting end of blade myself, then flatting and honing on a diamond plate. Five star for value but only four stars for quality due to blade variations.
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matt

30 December 2015

amazing value

After returning a irwin plane for a similar cost at screwfix as it was junk I headed to axminster to check out the veritas and Lee Neilsen block planes after testing a few high end planes I decided to try a rider and I couldn't believe the performance and the quality for the price I couldn't justify the extra for the veritas block plane as this plane is great it looks great and works so well this is a great plane and I'd recommend it to anyone seriously try it its a quality tool so happy with mine
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Stephen

5 December 2015

Not so deluxe.

Functionally, it's good for the price which I suppose is the most important part. But, the finish is quite terrible! Mine has a blob of levfover material on it from when it was cast and the edges are scratched and Rough.

I wish I had the chance to see it in person first as I most likely wouldn't have bought it.

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