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Lie-Nielsen have produced their No. 4 1/2 in ductile iron with a bronze frog and lever cap supporting a 60mm(2.3/8") A2 cryogenically treated blade. Finished with polished cherry wood handles and fitted with a cryogenically treated blade. Like all Lie-Nielsen planes it is a tool to be treasured. Length 263mm(10.3/8"), weight 2.5kg(5 1/2lb).
|Plane Blade Width||60mm(2.3/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||263mm(10.3/8")|
5 February 2015
Superb quality and value for moneyI have a few Stanley planes of different sizes but at a show I was impressed by the Looks of the Lie Nielsen planes. I tried a few and the demonstrator recommended the 4.5 as the best all rounder so I bought it. I was not disappointed despite the high price as this plane cuts really well straight out of the box, and it handles difficult wood with ease. For the size it is heavy compared to the lightweight Stanley planes. The added weight gives the plane momentum and that powers it through tricky wood. The chip breaker is massive as is the actual blade so there is no tendency to judder and cause tear out.
15 June 2014
4.5 lie nielson planeThis plane has to be the rolls royce of all planes a pleasure to use.It quite expensive but totally worth it , any young joiners coming up buy it ypu will not be disappointed in any way.
2 August 2010
Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 PlaneThis plane leaves a beautiful finish on a wide variety of woods, and if you get the optional high angle frog it is even more useful for many of the figured woods which are prone to tear-out. Just like all the other Lie-Nielsen tools I have bought, the finish was excellent and the sole flat over the entire length of the plane. The plane has a good balance in the hand, being sufficiently weighty yet not too heavy to handle during long planing sessions. The adjusters have very little backlash and the Bedrock frog makes adjustments very easy, without the need to remove the blade. The thick blade and chip-breaker along with the quality machining reduce the chance of chatter to virtually nil.
31 December 2009
PeteIf you only have one Lie Nielsen plane buy this one. Superb quality out of the box. I was making shavings a shade under one thou out of the box. Beautifully crafted and a delight to own and use. I cannot recommend highly enough.