The No. 60 1/2 Low Angle Block Plane has its blade seated at an angle of 13.5°, making it particularly useful for end grain work and equally as effective for general usage. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use. The No. 60 1/2 is easy and comfortable to use for numerous trimming and fitting tasks.
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 mouth for fine or coarser work. The plane features micro depth adjustment and lateral blade control to achieve the thinnest of shavings.
The sole is 155mm(6-1/8") long with a 35mm(1.1/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate to +/- 0.04mm (0.0016"). At 800g (1-3/4lb), its lightweight and small size make it very manageable.
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. 60 1/2 comes with a 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||800 g (1lb 12oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||35 mm (1.3/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||155 mm|
14 October 2018
Not so good out of the boxThe blade is a long way from useable from the box. The back took a lot of flattening and the 30 degree ‘microbevel’ was more like a macrobevel - about 6mm wide. Also, whatever had been used to shape the blade in the factory had left deep scratches. So again, it took a fair amount of work to reduce the bevel and erase the scratches. Once that was done it became a nice tool, reassuringly weighty in the hand and far less prone to chatter on end grain than the Stanley 60 1/2 it replaced.
9 April 2017
Great little planeGreat little plane which has proved excellent for chamfering and rounding over, as well as end grain work. All components are precise, blade came with a slight back bevel which took only a few minutes to remove and then hone the main bevel.
27 April 2016
Excellent quality and inexpensiveI'm quite new to woodworking hand tools but a low angle block plane was on the "essentials" list so I sprung for this one.