This single purpose plane is designed to trim mitres and other end grain cuts on a shooting board. Stanley first made its version in 1909 along with a metal shooting board. Lie-Nielsen has had requests for this tool over the years, so we are pleased to announce that it is now available. This version utilises a standard 60mm(2.3/8") bench plane blade and frog, and is heavier than the original. It is 380mm(15") long, 90mm(3.9/16") wide, with a shoulder height of 54mm(2.1/8"), and is just over 4kgs(9lbs). It will fit the original Stanley 52 shooting board, if you just happen to have one lying underneath your bench. Lie-Nielsen has plans to offer a companion Shooting Board in the future.
5 January 2015
An excellent piece of kitI have used a Lie-Nielson No 9 mitre plane for some time, brilliant for my needs but not ideal for end grain trimming on thicker timber. Now being addicted to L-N tools I took the plunge. This slices through end grain easily due to the skew blade and melts its way through long grain. My next task is to make another, longer shooting board to make best use of it.
11 March 2014
A useful luxuryYou can shoot end grain with more or less any heavy-ish plane as long as you have a sharp blade. I started with a Jack plane but found that although results were good, my hand ached from gripping the plane in a way that neither it, nor I, were designed for.