Axminster Rider No. 5 Jack Plane
Axminster Rider No. 5 Jack Plane
£105.02 - £120.02 (£87.52 - £100.02 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider No. 5 Jack Plane

  • Most versatile plane, for preparing timber and stock removal
  • 355mm(14") long with a 50mm(2") wide blade
  • Ground sole
  • Ductile, cast iron body, Indian hardwood handles
  • Honed 3mm thick, O1 high carbon steel blade
  • Supplied with a spare blade and a plane sock
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£105.02 - £120.02 (£87.52 - £100.02 Ex. VAT)

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The No.5 is usually the first plane used on rough sawn timber. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use. A No.5 is very versatile, used to flatten, size, square and smooth.

Well made, the Rider version has many excellent features. The main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. It has an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and Indian hardwood handles. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts.

The sole is 355mm (14") long with a 50mm (2") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate.

Rider planes only require the bare minimum of initial preparation. The blade comes honed with a secondary bevel ready to take shavings. Each blade is oil quenched, high carbon spring steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 63.

Every plane undergoes careful inspection in Axminster to ensure consistent quality. The No.5 comes with a spare blade, plane sock and instruction booklet. We are confident that Axminster Rider planes represent a good standard in traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.

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Model No.5
Nett Weight 2.5 kg (5lb 8oz)
Plane Blade Width 50 mm (2")
Plane Sole Length 355 mm (14")
Sole Length 355 mm
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



9 March 2018

Not great

If you don’t mind spending an hour or so getting this plane ready for work, after replacing the blades of course, this might be the plane for you.

But it is far from the Veritas planes I own.

Of course, as with most planes it will get the job done after you have prepped it, but I wouldn’t recommend this to a beginner. ...

Want a premium tool? Get a Veritas/Lie nielsen, cause this is not.


20 April 2017

good plane but poor blade

I bought this plane and a 4 1/2 together over a year ago now. Both were flat and square and plane well. There are some improvements that can be made, firstly the plane blade steel is not very good at all and dulls easily I would doubt 60-62 Rockwell. I immediately replaced the steel with a Veritas PMV-11 blade on both my planes this is a wonderful steel highly recommended. There is a large amount of play in the depth adjuster, too much I think and the tote is bit small for man size hands. But you have to weigh that up against the cost.


2 February 2017

No 5 rider

I had an iron problem with the no 5 it would not hold an edge anyway explained to Axminster and they sent me a new iron FOC and the plane is now as it should be a nice plane to use.
Thanks Axminster good service as always.


22 January 2017

Rider no 5 jack

I have 4 riders in total and pleased with all of them good planes at a reasonable cost, but for some reason on the no 5 the iron dulls very quickly I don't know if it just escaped the final hardening process even the spare blade that came with it is the same and Axminster can't give me the answer either, the no 7. 62 low angle Jack and block plane irons from the same stable are fine I have put an old 3 mil Stanley iron in it for now and it's a different plane now even on oak

Kostas Stefanis

10 January 2017

Great value for money

I got this plane yesterday and upon receiving I was surprised by the excellent packaging. The plane itself is of very good quality, heavy, with excellent handles. The sides are dead square to the sole but the sole itself needs a little bit of flattening. Adjustments are very smooth. After initial setup and without honing the blade I was able to plane some walnut with very good results but I strongly recommend that you hone the blade as the secondary bevel wasn't formed well. The only drawback is that the black paint on the inside surfaces of the plane are not of very good quality. All in all this is a very good plane at a very good price.
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