This is the largest of Lie-Nielsen's production bench planes, a massive 610mm(24") long with an A2 cryogenically treated 66mm(2.5/8") wide blade and weighing 4.54kg(10lbs). An awesome tool, highly effective in the right hands.
21 December 2014
AmazingThis is the only lie Nielsen I have bought, I can't justify expensive planes that are general planes , like a smoother,block or a jack, but specialist planes I can ,like a shoulder plane,side rabbet , and this is a specialist plane. It is a joy to use the size,accuracy and weight makes it perfect for jointing boards. It just glides over the timber and the weight enables this plane to keep going over any grain. It is in a different class compared to the veritas bevel up jointer. This plane was fantastic on end grain,if your worried about break out on end grain clamp a block of wood to the workpiece to stop this. Unless you fall in love with the bevel up version this is the king of jointer planes.
12 April 2014
Simply BrillianyBought the no 8 last week whist all Lie Nielson tools were on offer. I have a no 7 Stanley, which is significantly lighter that the LN. This makes a big difference when planing wood with knots in it. The no 8 just glides along without interruption. I have planed English oak and softwood with it, and the blade still does not show any signed of become dull. The weight of the plane may for some be intimidating, however ask the staff to show you how to use the plane without lifting it off the wood and without dragging the blade. Once this technique is mastered, the weight becomes its real asset.