A larger two-handed version of Tom Lie-Nielsen's No.112 scraping plane. The 3.2mm(1/8") thick A2 cryogenically treated blade is bevelled at 60° and can be easily and precisely adjusted to take the finest of shavings, leaving a smooth flat surface. The body 240mm(9.1/2") long with a 73mm(2.7/8") wide blade is cast in fine ductile iron with brass fittings and polished cherry handles. Weight 1.82kg(4lb).
|Nett Weight||1.82kg (4lb)|
|Plane Blade Width||73mm (2.7/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||240mm (9.1/2")|
12 May 2017
The best scraping plane?Comments I'd read, along the lines of Kieran's here, had led me to believe that the LN 112 was going to be a nightmare to set up and a faff to use. I prepped myself by watching Deneb Puchalski's YouTube videos before attempting to first use the plane. I sharpened the blade on my Tormek (at 45° as per instructions) then honed it on waterstones the same as I do all plane blades. I turned a small hook using the Veritas burnisher then dropped it back in the plane, which was still set at the factory angle, and ran it across some crazy, knotty oak with all manner of reverse grain going on. I expected judder and chatter, but what I got instead was perfect, clean shavings (not dust) leaving a smooth, tearout free surface. Like all Lie Nielsen products, this plane is fabulously engineered to last a lifetime. Yes, it does require a little patience to set up, but the result is a plane that will tackle woods that normal bench planes couldn't even look at.
22 February 2013
Pretty uselessI have owned the Lie-Nielsen 112 scraper plane for a few years. It is extremely difficult to adjust. will chatter at the least provocation and is in general pretty useless as a scraper. By the time you have sharpened and set it up you would have the job done with a conventional card scraper without the attendant danger of gouging at the corners of the blade.
21 May 2012
Easily scrapes home topsI have a secret passion for scapers - even the sheet of steel variety - so it may come as no surprise that this Lie Nielsen screaper plane was my first Lie Nielsen purchase about twelve years ago. Don't buy it when you are stuck for time as it is a tool that you will need to explore a little before it gives you its best. There are quite a few things that can be adjusted and one set up does not work for every job. The plane tells you when it is not happy with plenty of chatter. I have the other two Lie Nielsen scrapers but this is the most useful. The smaller scraper is quite nice and the cabinet scraper is so pretty that I haven't even used it yet. The big one is the best one for the workshop.