The Rider No. 778 Duplex Rebate Plane is able to cut rebates up to 38mm(1-1/2"). It features a quality cast iron body with an accurately ground base and a full width blade. An adjustable full-length fence, supported on two guide rods for greater accuracy, guides the plane and controls the rebate width. The rods can be pushed through which allows use of the fence on either side of the plane. A spur for cross grain cutting and a depth stop complete the plane. A twin position cutter enhances the versatility of this plane for standard and bull nose work. The blade is adjustable by means of threaded knurled nut, giving precise control to the depth of cut.
Rider planes only require the bare minimum of initial preparation. The blade is oil quenched, high carbon spring steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 63, and only requires a little honing before use. Every plane undergoes careful inspection in Axminster to ensure consistent quality. We are confident that Axminster Rider planes represent a good standard in traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.
|Nett Weight||1.88 kg (4lb 2oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||38 mm (1.1/2")|
|Plane Sole Length||255 mm (10")|
|Sole Length||255 mm|
3 January 2018
Good first impressionsThe plane is tidy and intuitive to set up. Some issues the blade had a significant cup in the flat of the blade which took a full 45 minutes to rectify. Now that’s done it takes a good edge. The blurb says the fence can be moved to either side (good for me as a left handed) but whilst that’s true the depth stop can’t be moved so you reall have to use this right handed. I’m fairly ambidextrous so not bothered but if you’re a leftie and you are not this may be an issue. It cuts just fine and although bought for a specific project I already have many ideas for how it will fit into my work. Happy customer.