The No.6 is a dual-purpose plane; used for quick stock removal similar to a Jack or for truing up edges, or levelling wide boards. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use. Originally the No.6 was used for timber preparation be-FORE any other plane.
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 rosewood handles. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts.
The sole is 460mm (18") long with a 60mm (2-3/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate. At 3.5kg (7-3/4 lb), it provides the mass to easily remove thicker shavings.
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.6 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.
|Nett Weight||3.5 kg (7lb 12oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||60 mm (2.3/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||460 mm (18")|
|Sole Length||460 mm|
26 January 2018
Beware of advertised features.I recently bought a Rider number 6 and a number 4 smoother. The number 4 was perfect out of the box -exactly as advertised. On the other hand the number 6 was not. First impressions when I opened the box were of a well made plane. After further examination and testing for flatness I found that the flatness was well out of the tolerance advertised (+/- 1.6 thou). In fact after 2 hours of flattening with 120 abrasive I managed to achieve a usable level of flattening ( toe / heel / throat at the same level, but I still had a hollow extending from 20 to 170mm from the throat to the heel. This hollow was still 2 thou under an engineers straight edge after 2 hours. My only advice would be to only purchase this plane if you are prepared to carry out extensive fettling work on a plane that is promoted as being able to be used straight out of the box.
16 March 2016
Great PlaneI purchased a Rider no5 was so impressed I now brought No6 & No41/2, dont expectect them to be perfect out the box a small amount of fettling needed to make a truly excellent plane.
D R SMITH
20 December 2015
PRETTY GOOD QUALITYWell packed, nice storage/transit box and the spare blade is a nice touch. Pros: good machining, everything well finished and square- all fits well and feels good in the hand. I will use this a lot.