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Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 Smoothing Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 Smoothing Plane
£298.04 (£248.37 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 Smoothing Plane

Code: 421044

  • The ultimate smoothing plane, a tool to be treasured
  • Based on the original Bedrock design, recognised as one of the best
  • Fully machined fit between frog and body, chatter free planing
  • Easily adjusted mouth setting, from coarse to fine for different woods
  • Cryogenically tempered blade with an improved chip breaker, for perfect shavings
  • Finished with polished cherry wood handles, good looks with comfort
  • Ductile iron body, virtually unbreakable
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£298.04 (£248.37 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 Smoothing Plane
  • Lie-Nielsen Plane Sock - Smoothing
  • Veritas Mk.II Honing System
  • Lie-Nielsen No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane
Total: £687.99
Description

In Detail

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).

Specification

Specification

Model 4.1/2
Nett Weight 2.5kg(5.1/2lb)
Plane Blade Width 60mm(2.3/8")
Plane Sole Length 263mm(10.3/8")
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

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Frank Owen

5 February 2015

Superb quality and value for money

I 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.

Despite the weight the plane is very well balanced and a joy to use.

I now look at my Stanley planes with some contempt and even bought a new Lie Nielsen blade and chip breaker to fit into my old Stanley planes plus I spent a very long time flattening the plane sole. The result was an improvement for sure but it is not in the same class as any Lie Nielsen plane. I now have bought several Lie Nielsen planes, spoke shaves, scraper planes etc and the beautiful Lie Nielsen screwdrivers to set them up. Expensive but a joy to use.

I now can plane wood on my machine, and follow that with the 4.5 Lie Nielsen to deliver the thinnest of shavings that you can read a newspaper through! I highly recommend
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peter

15 June 2014

4.5 lie nielson plane

This 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.
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2 August 2010

Lie-Nielsen No. 4 1/2 Plane

This 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.

As other reviewers have said, if you can only buy one Lie-Nielsen plane, buy this one. It makes finish planing a joy, and doesn't require lots of fettling to get it working consistently well. However, once you try one it may prove to be the start of an expensive collection!
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Anonymous

31 December 2009

Pete

If 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.

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