Lie-Nielsen No. 97 1/2 Small Chisel Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 97 1/2 Small Chisel Plane
£150.88 (£125.73 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 97 1/2 Small Chisel Plane

Code: 421007

  • For cleaning and trimming out corners of joints
  • Excels at flush cutting plugs and assembled joints
  • Micro adjuster for finely setting the low angle blade
  • Manganese bronze body with bronze lever cap
  • Cryogenically treated A2 tool steel blade
  • 165mm long with a blade 44.5mm wide
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£150.88 (£125.73 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Lie-Nielsen No. 97 1/2 Small Chisel Plane
  • Lie-Nielsen Plane Sock - Block
  • Axminster Workshop Stainless Steel Rule - 150mm
  • Lie-Nielsen No. 102 Low Angle Block Plane - Bronze
Total: £286.79

In Detail

A near half size version of a No. 97 plane which went out of production in 1944. 165mm(6.1/2") long with a 44.5mm(1.3/4") blade. Weight 680g(1.1/2lb).As a plane it makes a very poor tool, but then that's not its intended function.Where it excels is with the blade set flush with the sole, trimming plugs, through tenons, trimming dovetails flush, cleaning off dried glue lines or into the ends of rebates, as with a removable nose bullnose plane. This plane with its micro-adjuster and 4.8mm(3/16") thick A2 cryogenically treated blade, neither looks nor performs like any other. A great tool.



Model 97.1/2
Nett Weight 680g (1lb 8oz)
Plane Blade Width 44mm (1.3/4")
Plane Sole Length 165mm (6.1/2")
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Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 1 review

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Frank Owen

5 February 2015

Brilliant plane for awkward situations

Like all of Lie Nielsen products the 97 ½ chisel plane is beautifully made and just shows off its quality. I do not use this plane very often but when I have to cut fine shavings into a corner this plane gets me out of messes. A chisel could probably deliver similar results but the advantage of having a flat sole to guide the blade is obvious, A worthwhile investment for me at least. and a joy to use.

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