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Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane
£242.96 (£202.47 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane

Code: 421021

  • A classic Lie Nielsen smoother
  • Length 240mm(9.1/2")
  • Weight 1.71kgs (3.75lbs)
  • Blade 50mm(2") x 4.8mm(3/16") thick bedded at 12°
£242.96 (£202.47 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

This low angle version of a No. 4 plane complements the low angle Jack plane. Bedded at 12° the 50mm (2") wide by 4.8mm (3/16") thick A2 cryogenically treated blade takes and holds a superb edge. The body is a fine ductile iron casting, handles of selected cherry and bronze lever cap. The mouth can be finely adjusted. 240mm (9.1/2") long, weight 1.7kg (3.3/4lbs).

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Model 164
Nett Weight 1.7kg(3.3/4lbs)
Plane Blade Width 50mm(2")
Plane Sole Length 240mm(9.1/2")
Reviews (3)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

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Len Aspell

26 July 2015

Superb craftmanship - beautiful plane

I had previously purchased a Lie-Nielsen small block plane at a woodworking show many years ago and though I didn't need a new smoothing plane I really did want to try out this low angled smoothing plane. I was not disappointed from the moment I first took hold of it - it felt right. Comfortable and well balanced.
I took it apart and honed a secondary bevel on the blade at 30 degrees - it comes ground at 25 and whilst it states that you can use it immediately it recommended a higher bevel. So I ground the 30 degree angle on the 'standard' stone on my Tormek and once satisfied I swapped to the Tormek Japanese stone and obtained a mirror finish to the plane blade. Once achieved I put it back together and adjusted it ready to use. I had a door that needed trimming so needed to work across the grain at the stiles and along the grain. The plane took the task in its stride. Superb finish and consistent beautiful shavings across the floor. I could not have been more pleased. Outstanding finish and superb craftmanship in this beautiful Lie-Nielsen plane. You will not be disappointed.

Dennis Howitt

13 February 2012

Best plane I have

I bought this plane about eight years ago. It is by far my most used bench plane. The design is different from most planes and the results are far superior to any similar sized plane I have. This together with the high angle 4.5 plane from Lie Nielson will probably do most woodworkers for life. I find it excellent for shooting edges as well as general smoothing use. It is relatively light but with heavyweight oomph so not burden in use. An excellent plane which will work out cheap in the long run.

Sean Holt

1 September 2011

Excellent Service from Axminster and Lie-Nielsen

I bought one of these 164 smoothing planes and am very happy with it. I use it mainly with shooting boards. A year after purchase I noticed a small crack in the wooden handle. I reported this to Axminster and they forwarded the message to Lie-Nielsen. Within 24 hours a new part was in the post from USA. No quibbles, no questions. Excellent.

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