The Rider No. 80 cabinet scraper produces a clean even finish and is ideal when used to smooth difficult grain over large areas. Tightening the knob, behind the blade, causes a slight bow in the blade. This increases the bite and hence the thickness of shaving. The body of the No. 80 is a fine, grey, iron casting with a flat, machined base. The base measures 90mm(3-1/2") x 68mm(2-5/8"), the blade is 70mm(2-3/4") wide. Checked for consistent quality at Axminster and supplied in an attractive, foam lined, sturdy black box with an instruction booklet.
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||733g (1lb 10oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||70 mm (2.3/4")|
|Plane Sole Length||68mm (2.9/16")|
29 August 2017
Axminster Rider No. 80 Scraper PlanePrevious reviews made me undecided about this purchase. I am an amateur woodworker with no access to knowledge other than the internet but having reviewed the Axminster video and then looked at Paul Sellers video and blog I changed my mind. I am really pleased with this product it works really well once its setup correctly. Based upon what I have seen I am now producing the results that are expected from a correctly functioning No. 80. I have used this on soft and hardwoods and produced impressive (well for me) results. My advice to all potential owners do your research and follow this during setup. To summarise really pleased with this product hence the star marks. I would recommend.
25 November 2016
Save your moneyPoorly finished casting and blade. The sole was nowhere near flat and still isn't despite a lot of lapping. Blade bevel is too shallow for a scraper plane and will need regrinding. Save up and buy the Veritas one!