Axminster Rider No. 7 Jointer Plane
Axminster Rider No. 7 Jointer Plane
£148.79 - £163.79 (£123.99 - £136.49 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider No. 7 Jointer Plane

  • A long plane designed to produce a straight edge or flat surface
  • The plane is 560mm(22") long with a 60mm(2-3/8") 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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£148.79 - £163.79 (£123.99 - £136.49 Ex. VAT)

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The No. 7, the longest of the Rider planes levels the bumps and hollows to leave a true edge prior to jointing. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use. The No. 7 is useful for the final flattening of a surface before using a smoothing 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 560mm (22") long with a 60mm (2-3/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate. At 4.2kg (9-1/2lb) it slices through knots and difficult grain.

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. 7 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.7
Nett Weight 4.2 kg (9lb 8oz)
Plane Blade Width 60 mm (2.3/8")
Plane Sole Length 560 mm (22")
Sole Length 560 mm
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



30 November 2017

Excellent, but why...?

The first thing to say is this is an excellent plane. Like other reviewers I take issue with the suggestion it’s ready to go out of the box. It just isn’t. But I little work makes it good to go.

The box, plane sock and spare blade are nice features. It comes with a care and use guide from Axminster. I suspect if you have reached the point where you’re spending £150 on a plane it probably won’t teach you much but it’s another nice to have.

Out of the box there were a few issues, the blade needed sharpened and honed but the back of the iron was pretty flat and the 25 degree bevel meant that it was no more than 10 minutes work. There was a gap between the cap iron and the cutting iron which was caused by the burr left when it was ground in the factory so was a matter of seconds to remove. There were also burrs left on the mouth of the plane which needed cleaning up before use but again an easy and fast job. I would recommend anyone buying these watch Rob Cosman’s YouTube video review of the Wood River no 6 in which he gives a good guide on setting up your new plane. When I first took it out the box the frog was loose, again this needed a few turns of a screwdriver and no more but why of why does Axminster say it’s ready to go out the box??! It clearly irritates other reviewers and the bottom line is it’s an excellent plane so please remove that from the advertising blurb because it’s simply not true.

The only other minor issue is the lever cap has a small ding on the face. I don’t care, it’s going to get hard use from me so it doesn’t need to be pretty.

To the actual point of the plane though, once set up (took me about 30 mins in total) it cuts beautifully. I have just used it to joint several 6’ lengths of construction grade pine and it’s done a grand job. Some of the knots were horrible and it took care of them easily enough with regular waxing of the sole. The blade stood up well to this level of abuse with only a small dint in the centre of the blade after 90 minutes or so of work. I am sure it will last well and it was exactly what I wanted for a fraction of the price of comparable quality tools.

God job Axminster, just fix your blurb!


25 January 2017

Rider no 7

Nice plane, had it around a year now and it's had quite a lot of use mostly on oak and produces shavings at 1 though with no problems the sole is nice and flat and on long boards it soon straightens them up, it has weight behind it and once you have it moving it preformes as well as any no 7 made by the top 3 at a much better cost.


28 June 2016


Well presented box packed with care very clean nice weight. Very impressed with the shaving it produced not had to done any honing and a flat sole. I was surprised to get a spare blade, which I thought was a good incentive to buy another plane from rider plane series of this is the high standards with such good value. I've never spent as much on a plane I've normally Bought second hand and refurbish..


11 June 2015

Good plane

So far so good.
Bought this prior to the No 4 and having used it in anger it is a nice plane.
Blades as with the No4 needed sharpening before use. No problem though as the blades seem to be of a good quality.
Sole is very flat and sides are 90 degrees as required.
Very happy for the price especially with the included plane sock which is a nice thick material and with care should last a good while.
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