The No. 4 1/2 smoothing plane comes with a lever cap, Norris style adjuster and a cap iron. The body is fully stress-relieved ductile cast iron. Precision machining of the sole ensures it is flat and square to the sides. Two tapped holes in either side allow the mounting of an optional side fence.
Hardened to HRC 61-63, PM-V11 steel has a fine, consistent structure. It provides significantly greater resistance to both impact and wear. It can take a keen edge and hold it at least twice as long before it needs sharpening. Once dull, the edge can be restored using water stones or other sharpening methods.
For information on Frogs, Totes and Knobs please refer to the attached PDF download.
|Nett Weight||2.27kg (5lb)|
|Plane Blade Width||60 mm (2.3/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||250mm (10")|
3 December 2016
Top class planeThis is the best smoother I have ever used, i have a full collection off pre war usa Stanley's which are super planes, which i love using so i was curious to want the lie Nielsen bedrock planes where like as i have the LN no62, i love planes as they are my bread and butter and wanted to purchase myself a new set which where going to be lie Nielsen to use along side my Stanley's for the next 40 years, but the Veritas changed that there custom bench planes are unbelievably good planes that are in my opinion a step above the bailey planes in terms off build and features, there is little if any difference between them and the pre Stanley's in terms off shavings but they are just so much more in terms off adjustable mouth in stead off the frog and the blade set screws you can also use a fence to aid squaring edges and the engineering is second to none. The price is high compared to the old planes but for a craftsman who is in the markets for their own new plane to serve them a lifetime this is the one. Plus it can used as a scrub and a finishing plane just with a turn of the front knob brilliant plane