Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane
Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane
£73.96 (£61.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane

Code: 506557

  • A deluxe, hybrid plane incorporating the best of both its parents
  • Low blade angle of the 60.1/2, (13.5°) with the width of a 9.1/2 (41mm)
  • Thick O1 steel blade, holds its edge and reduces chatter
  • Adjustable mouth and a fine depth feed give great control
  • Cast and polished solid bronze cap, adds comfort and heft
  • Solid brass fittings for smooth adjustment
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£73.96 (£61.63 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane
  • Axminster Rider Double Sided Diamond Bench Stone
  • Axminster Rider Honing Guide
  • Blade for Axminster Rider No. 9 1/2 and 69 1/2 Block Planes
Total: £132.28

In Detail

The Rider No. 69 1/2 Deluxe Low Angle Block Plane is a hybrid plane incorporating the best attributes of both its parents. It has the low blade angle of the No. 60 1/2 (13.5°), coupled with the size and width of a No. 9 1/2 (41mm(1-5/8")). The blade is used bevel-up. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use.

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 158mm (6-1/4") long with a 41mm (1.5/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate. A weight of 950g (2lb 1-1/2oz), combined with the blade angle and extra width gives you a plane with outstanding potential.

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. 69 1/2 Deluxe 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.

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Model No.69 1/2
Nett Weight 950 g (2lb 1.1/2oz)
Plane Blade Width 41 mm (1.5/8")
Plane Sole Length 158 mm
Reviews (10)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



4 January 2018

Great Hybrid

After many years in the woodworking trade, both in and out of the joiners shop and seeing and owning many planes and finally getting them stolen or simply wearing them out i opted for this little fellow, its true its not great straight from the box but nothing that cant be fixed within an hour, this plane is hefty if your used to your Stanleys or Records, today's markets seem to be focusing on quantity rather than quality and your modern planes just dont live up to this quality in anywhere near this price bracket. the blade holds its edge, the aesthetics and build quality are equal to only but a few, if your in the market for a quality replacement you wont be disappointed.


3 November 2017

Wanted, got as present.

I recieved one of these for my 40th.
Out the box I was very impressed. With a bit of work on the blade, I was over the moon.
Beautiful piece of kit.
Very very pleased.

Patrick Wullaert

13 September 2017

A very nice block plane

Felt I couldn't cope without a block plane anymore and came to Axminster (online) to finally buy one. Three choices only of which two were the typical big brands. And no matter how much I'd want a LN, I - as a pure hobbyist - just can't justify its price tag to the wife. So almost immediately I had to consider the rider block planes. They certainly look the business but how would they perform ? Well, the reviews certainly aren't bad. I thought I could give one a try at least. I chose this 69 1/2 because I wanted the low angle as well as the added weight to easily plane end grain. I like hefty tools when they have their place (the weight usually doesn't bother me at all) and also appreciated the extra width, and I bought it in the Deluxe version because I like the way its designed to nicely fit the palm of your hand. Now having used the plane for a while, I can say all these aforementioned properties truly fit my needs and the plane lives up to its expectations. Only the blade had to be (re)sharpened first to be of any use on the end grain I need to cut. But now it goes through that as well as knots as a knife through butter. What's apparent is that the blade height is very finely tunable, much better than on the bigger Rider 5 1/2 I also bought. There is no play in the adjusting mechanism on this block plane. I'm really happy with this tool and after getting used to it and sharpening the plane iron it works really well.

Todor Nedelche

26 November 2016

Good value

The plane looks very good but can't be used straight out of the box. I spend 1 1/2 hours fine tuning here there. Honestly the blade is excellent 5*. For it's price I didn't expect to be perfect. After few hours spend on YouTube,I realised that even more expensive planes need some attention. Overall I am VERY happy with this low angle plane. Thanks to Axminster for the fast delivery.


19 March 2016

Great value.

These Rider planes are very good value, appart from a little deburing with a fine file and wet n dry have a good finish.
The only negative issue I have with the range is blade quality, there seems to be a variation in the way the blades are hardened, out of five Rider planes I have purchase two have had soft blades, one being my 691/2 block plane, they are so soft that they burr over after three or four passes. I have overcome this by heat treating the cutting end of blade myself, then flatting and honing on a diamond plate. Five star for value but only four stars for quality due to blade variations.
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