The No. 7, the longest of the Rider planes levels the bumps and hollows to leave a true edge prior to jointing. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use. The No. 7 is useful for the final flattening of a surface before using a smoothing plane.
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 frog, depth and lateral blade control and Indian rosewood handles. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts.
The sole is 560mm (22") long with a 60mm (2-3/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate to +/- 0.04mm (0.0016"). At 4.2kg (9-1/2lb) it slices through knots and difficult grain.
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. 7 comes with a spare blade, plane sock and instruction booklet. We are confident that Axminster Rider planes represent a good standard in traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.
|Nett Weight||4.2 kg (9lb 8oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||60 mm (2.3/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||560 mm (22")|
|Sole Length||560 mm|
30 November 2017
Excellent, but why...?The first thing to say is this is an excellent plane. Like other reviewers I take issue with the suggestion it’s ready to go out of the box. It just isn’t. But I little work makes it good to go.
25 January 2017
Rider no 7Nice plane, had it around a year now and it's had quite a lot of use mostly on oak and produces shavings at 1 though with no problems the sole is nice and flat and on long boards it soon straightens them up, it has weight behind it and once you have it moving it preformes as well as any no 7 made by the top 3 at a much better cost.
28 June 2016
ExcellentWell presented box packed with care very clean nice weight. Very impressed with the shaving it produced not had to done any honing and a flat sole. I was surprised to get a spare blade, which I thought was a good incentive to buy another plane from rider plane series of this is the high standards with such good value. I've never spent as much on a plane I've normally Bought second hand and refurbish..
11 June 2015
Good planeSo far so good.