Lie-Nielsen No. 102 Block Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 102 Block Plane
£114.50 (£95.42 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 102 Block Plane

  • 32mm(1.1/4")
  • Set at a perfect angle for end grain
  • Precise set-up with stainless steel micrometer adjuster
  • Fits perfectly in the palm of your hand
£114.50 (£95.42 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

These block planes have 32mm(1.1/4") wide A2 cryogenically treated blades of 3.2mm(1/8") thick A2 tool steel for chatter-free fine cutting, and micrometer blade adjustment. The No. 102 low angle 12.5° at 133mm(5.1/4") long these are the handiest planes in both senses of the word, destined to become the most frequently used in the workshop. Weight 500g(17.6oz).

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This product is on page 210 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Model 102
Nett Weight 500 g (1lb 2oz)
Plane Blade Width 32 mm (1.1/4")
Plane Sole Length 133 mm
Reviews (16)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



15 September 2018

The beauty of hand tools

I have just bought this plane from Axminster. Ordered on line, with international delivery.
Another beautiful tool from Lie Nielsen. It certainly was ready to work, straight from the box.
That said, I think it will benefit from a little more final honing. Perhaps a secondary bevel.
But, that's certainly no criticism. Someone not prepared to fettle their hand tools shouldn't
be allowed near these quality tools. These tools deserve to go to good & caring homes.
So there !!


5 June 2018

Incredible little plane!

I bought the Lie-Nielson 102 block plane from Axminster a couple of years ago but it's only recently that I've used it sufficiently to realise just what an amazing little plane it is. When you come to look at it you have to wonder what it is that makes it so good. Is it the steel they use for the blade? Is it the relative weight of the brass body? Is it the very fine micrometer adjustment? Is it the sheer simplicity of the design? Well, I just don't know why it's so good but it is, with the added bonus that my grandson will probably be able to use it one day. This is an incredible little plane!


21 April 2018

Lets hope it ends better this time

So, I bought another one. The quality is still there 20 years on, every bit as good as the last-a joy to own, hold and use. Straight out of the box this took shavings from a bit of pine sitting on the bench that you can practically see through. 0.05mm thick. I just hope this one won't walk.


11 January 2018

Disappointing in the end!

I bought the 102 quite a few years ago, it was recommended to me by dear old John Brown, the chair maker. Block planes had always seemed to be rather crude and silly-certainly the cheap ones we had in the school wood room (the 80's) were fit for nothing, but John insisted that this Lie Nielsen low angle block plane would change my views.
Well, I bought it and I tried it, and I found it to be not only nigh on perfect, but absolutely indispensable and a joy to hold, own and use. It lived in my travelling toolbox, where every tool must be literally worth its weight, and was used every day. It worked well, held an edge, cut so sweetly....
Why the disappointment? Well, my toolbox got stolen. And of all the tools that were in it, this is the only one I miss.


19 May 2017

Indispensible tool

This small low-angle block plane is indispensable for trimming and finishing work. Despite being made of bronze I find it is the perfect weight for holding in one hand whilst being large enough for two-handed use. The mouth is nice and tight so this is a plane for taking fine, finishing shavings.

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