Lie-Nielsen No. 4 Smoothing Plane

Lie-Nielsen No. 4 Smoothing Plane

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£274.81 - £320.72 (£229.01 - £267.27 Ex. VAT)

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Features

Key Features

  • Bedrock frog allows mouth to open or close without dismantling plane
  • Fully machined mating fit virtually eliminates possibility of chatter
  • Hand flattened soles
  • Polished cherry wood knob and handle

In Detail

Featuring the famous bedrock frog, giving the ability to open or close the mouth without the need to dismantle the plane. The fully machined mating fit between the frog and body along with a 3mm thick blade virtually eliminates the possibility of chatter. The soles are hand flattened, the cherry wood knob and handle are polished with a wiping varnish. The A2 cryogenically treated blade only requires a light honing before the plane is ready to use. The manganese bronze No.4 weighs in at a solid 2kg(4.1/2lbs) whilst the ductile iron version is a slightly lighter 1.8kg(4lbs).

Specification

Specification

Blade Width 50mm(2")
Model 4
Nett Weight 1.8kg(4lbs) & 2kg(4.1/2lbs)
Overall Length 240mm(9.1/2")
Reviews (7)

Reviews (7)

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john

26 July 2016

Good, but at a cost.

I've got 3 or 4 cheep planes I've accumulated over the years, Stanley and the like that I paid 10 or 20 pounds for over the years. I always wanted to try what a 'real' tool was like.
Now know, looks beautiful, planes well. But my Stanley, which looks a mess, and I have to sand the rust off before I use it, cuts just as well. Even tried buying an O1 carbon blade. Tried the all permutations of body and blade, all well honed, and to be honest the cheep crap works just as well if you have sharpened it properly.

I do like my new Lie-Nielson, and the bronze body will not rust in the garden shed like the others.
But if you are strapped for cash, get down to the carboot sales this weekend for your planes. Spend the real money on a good sharpening stone.
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Pawel Janiak

24 March 2016

Lie-Nielsen No 4 Smoothing Plane

It's one of the best planes made ever on this earth. I have purchased it in bronze and it's a piece of engineering masterpiece. Once sharpen and set correctly works like a dream. If you can afford it get on....it will serve you to the end of your days on here, thanks.
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Peter Ganderton

8 July 2015

Awesome

Very difficult to describe this plane (bronze body) with words alone, you have to try/use one to truly just how good this tool is. Trouble is, once you've bought your first Lie Nielsen, its the start of an expensive hobby!!
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Ian Blackman

27 January 2013

Excellent Tool

Hadn't heard of these untill my 1st visit to Axminster. Purchased one back last year and adding to the collection has become somewhat of an obsession.Very difficult choice between Lie Nielsen and Veritas, same qulaity just a different preferentila chice I suppose.
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Anthony Cockerill

8 January 2013

Perfect!

Absolutely fantastic tool, exactly what you'd expect and then some. I'd never got the chance to hold one before but buying one is one of the best decisions I've made, you'll never regret it!

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