Axminster Rider No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
Axminster Rider No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane
£142.96 - £147.95 (£119.13 - £123.29 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane

  • Blade bedded at 12° with bevel-up, superior finish on end grain
  • Ideal plane to use on a shooting board
  • 5mm thick high carbon steel blade eliminates chatter
  • Adjustable mouth for control in either light or heavy cuts
  • Ductile cast iron alloy body, brass lever cap, smooth wooden handles
  • Supplied with a spare blade and a plane sock
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£142.96 - £147.95 (£119.13 - £123.29 Ex. VAT)

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The No. 62 is a low angle jack plane. First produced in the dim and distant past by Stanley, it was originally intended for use on end grain and stock removal. The Stanley version had its faults though, namely the thin casting. Modern casting methods and design means the Axminster Rider No. 62 will bring you only positive results. The bed angle (12°), bevel-up blade, depth adjustment and adjustable mouth are all features reminiscent of superior block planes. The No. 62 performs exceptionally well when used on a shooting board. The 12° bed combined with a bevel angle of 25° gives you an effective cutting angle of 37°. The chunky blade is 5mm thick and able to slice through timber with ease without fear of chatter. The micro depth adjuster combined with an adjustable mouth gives you complete control to produce the thinnest of shavings and leave the silkiest of surfaces. One of the key features the No. 62 has over other bench planes is the easily adjustable mouth, meaning timber tear can be kept to a minimum. Grinding steeper bevels on the blade gives you the option of using the No. 62 for working difficult grain where tear-out could be a problem.

This Rider version has many excellent features. The main casting is a ductile iron alloy, chosen for its high strength and its impact and high corrosion resistant properties. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts. The sole is 350mm (14") long with a 50mm (2") wide, 5mm thick blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate. Weight 2.24kg (4lbs 15oz).

Rider planes only require the bare minimum of preparation. The blade comes honed with a secondary bevel ready to take shavings. Each blade is oil quenched, high carbon steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 63. Every plane undergoes careful inspection in Axminster to ensure consistent quality. The No. 62 comes with a spare blade, plane sock and instruction booklet. We are confident that Axminster Rider planes represent a good standard of traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.

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Model 62
Nett Weight 2.24 kg (4lb 15oz)
Plane Blade Width 50 mm (2")
Plane Sole Length 350 mm (14")
Sole Length 350 mm
Reviews (15)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



17 October 2018

Low angled jack plane

Nicely made, flat and square, fits my hands a treat. Blades took some sharpening though. Honed one to 25 and the other micro bevelled to 37 ( nearest I could get with my veritas sharpening jig) cut like magic now, but took some time to sharpen so don’t expect to use it straight from the box.

Matt D

27 August 2018

Impressive (From Across the Pond)

I first heard of Axminster through Matt Estlea's Youtube channel and decided to check them out. If you haven't watched Matt's channel then go check him out. He's a great guy and super talented.

This plane is a joy to use and super impressive right out of the box. The blade needs a little honing but what plane blade doesn't? Once tuned up, this thing just glides through wood. I mainly work with American Yellow Pine and other softwoods which is why I went with the low angle. This plane simply glides through pine like butter. It also won't bat an eye to shaving down some poplar and oak. You won't be disappointed with one of these in your arsenal. Thank you to everyone at Axminster. Really great plane!!!


25 May 2018


I was given this plane as a birthday present (engraved) and it must be the best plane that I have ever used. OK, it did require a couple of hours work on the blade to hone it properly (also having a had a face to face chat with Jason in the Axminster skill centre helped). I have ground the blade to 25 degrees with a secondary bevel of 30 degrees. Once this was done and set up (see the video on the Axminster website) it cuts beautifully. Lat night, I planed some knotty pine with absolutely zero tear out.

In summary, an excellent plane and highly recommended, but do expect to spent some quality time (I took a couple of hours) on regrinding the blade and bringing it up to razor sharpness. (I would have given it the full 5 stars, had the blade already been properly ground to 25 degrees - using straight out the box is OK, but not a great as it can be)


9 March 2018

Plane facts

I already own a Rider No. 4 and No. 5.
I bought this plane from the Axminster e-bay store which deals with factory seconds. Because of this I accepted there would be some issues with the plane. On delivery these proved to be mainly cosmetic, with dents to the edges of the sole plate which were fixed at the expense of the satin finish.
The biggest issue I experienced was with the plane iron, and this is echoed in some of the other reviews. After a lot of effort honing, I found the centre section of the iron to be pitted, but could only see this under a magnifying glass. Once I contacted Axminster, they offered to refund the purchase upon return, but instead of this I requested a replacement blade, as the plane itself is great.
The reason for the five star rating is as much a rating on Axminster as the product itself - this is not the first time I have had occasion to contact customer services, and they are excellent.

Derek Hart

8 March 2018

If you can't adjust it, it's no use

Firstly I apologies for the low rating of this plane. The casting is fine. The blades are pretty good once honed properly. The problem is entirely with the blade adjustment. The knurled adjustment knob is too small and being made of brass is shredded by the groove in the blade.

I spent a couple of hours trying to get the plane set up to work comfortably but this is just a bad design of adjustment. If the cap iron is tight enough to prevent the blade moving in use then adjustment is impossible by hand. If you use anything to give a mechanical advantage then the flange on the brass adjustment knob sheds brass.

The casting is fine flat and square. The frog where the blade sits could be honed to a finer finish, but if you can't adjust the cut quickly and easily then it's no use.

Axminster have sent me a replacement which arrived today but it is just the same.

The Rider 5 1/2 I bought is great and works fine but the 62 needs to go back to the drawing board. I would suggest a larger adjustment knob, both diameter and length to allow easier access and better mechanical advantage. It needs to be steel and be designed such that the mating surface with the blade minimises wear. The thread size could also be finer to give an easier adjustment. Check out the Lie Nelson or Wood river.

I'll be returning the original and replacement for a refund and as I can't justify the extra cost of other makes, I'll continue to make do without the low angle jack plane.

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