The Rider No. 92 shoulder Plane Cast from fine grey iron, is precision machined, precision ground and polished to ensure accurate results. A finger recess on both sides and a well-rounded upper section combine to ensure a comfortable grip. The sole is flat and the sides are square to the sole. The 19mm (3/4") full width blade is micro adjustable for precise control of the depth of cut. The blade is a fraction of a smidgen wider than the body making it easier to work into the corner of a shoulder.
The upper section is movable, forwards or backwards varying the width of the mouth for fine or coarse work. Removing the upper section completely, converts the plane into a chisel plane, useful when working on a frame, where the stile and rail rebates meet. A small setscrew inside the front section ensures you retain the original mouth setting when reassembling the plane.
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||516g (1lb 2oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||19mm (3/4")|
|Plane Sole Length||155mm (6.3/32")|
16 May 2016
Nice plane let down by finishI've had a Rider low angle block for a while, and have been very pleased with it. However this plane isn't finished to the same quality, I would rather have the sole flattened than a fancy box. I have spent over an hour getting sole flat along its length, and then the time spent squaring the blade and sharpening it before I could use it. Now its been sorted it is an excellent plane, which can be used as a shoulder plane or a chisel plane.
22 June 2015
Value For MoneyI had considered buying the Veritas shoulder plane, but as I only have an occasional need for this type of plane, I was somewhat reluctant to part with £200+ to buy that one, added to that I quite liked the idea of converting the plane to a chisel plane. On examining the plane in store, it appeared well made on the outside, and I thought for the money, it looked a sound buy. Upon coming to use this plane however, I found Axminsters two contradictory statements on the "use out of the box" both incorrect. The supplied blade is neither flat on the back, nor has any micro bevel. In fact, the blade looked very unfinished. OK, sooner or later you have to sharpen these things, it was no real big deal getting it sorted, my issue here is really one of Axminster misleading buyers into the finished quality of the product. Whilst looking well finished on the outside, inside the plane is very rough and unfinished. I know it isn't going to affect the planes performance, and I know its not a Veritas plane, but it definitely gives the appearance of a cheap build. Once the blade was sharpened up though, I can say the plane did a nice job, and if like me you just need a value for money plane for that occasional job, I can fully recommend this plane.