Axminster Rider No. 9 1/2 Standard Block Plane
Axminster Rider No. 9 1/2 Standard Block Plane
£64.50 (£53.75 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Rider No. 9 1/2 Standard Block Plane

Code: 506558

  • Blade seated at an angle of 20°, bevel uppermost
  • Adjustable mouth for fine or coarser work
  • Micro-adjustable depth of cut for complete control
  • Sole ground to ± 0.04mm (0.0016")
  • Honed 3mm thick, O1 high carbon steel blade
  • Supplied with a plane sock for protection
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£64.50 (£53.75 Ex. VAT)
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In Detail

The No. 9 1/2 Standard Angle Block Plane has its blade seated at an angle of 20°. The blade is used bevel-up giving an ideal cutting angle of 45, good for all sorts of planing jobs. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use. The No. 9 1/2 is easy and comfortable to use, the well-rounded cap fits nicely in your hand.

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 41mm (1.5/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate to +/- 0.04mm (0.0016"). Weighing only 950g (2lb), it is one of the most useful planes in the woodworker’s armoury.

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. 9 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.

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This product is on page 206 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Model No.9 1/2
Nett Weight 950 g (2lb)
Plane Blade Width 41 mm (1.5/8")
Plane Sole Length 155 mm
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



13 February 2017

Not bad

The sole is as flat as I can measure it and the blade is quite thick and seems good quality steel. The blade was fairly sharp out the box but not as sharp as my other planes so I honed, stropped etc and it is now shaving the hairs from my arm really well :-) Considering this is my first block plane it may just be a case of me not using it correctly and I can't compare it with anything else but the bit that you push on (and holds the blade down) shifts sideways in use which seems to cause the blade to shift angle slightly. Additionally the blade angle adjuster (side to side) has a bit of play in it so it takes a few attempts to get the angle just right.

Overall though it is well made but I can't help but think a cheaper block plane would be just as good.

Richard C

25 August 2016

all in all a good little plane with one drawback

i've been using one of these for a few months now, and i'm quite happy with it. it required almost no fettling before use, apart from a bit of honing and stropping. everything on it works just fine. the sole is flat and the top of the 'frog' under the iron is also quite smooth and flat

it has one drawback which i'm getting used to: advancing the blade seems to skew it so the right side (seen from above) takes a deeper cut than the left. it's a minor irritant which i can live with - at this price! 8/10 - good value

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