Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane
£263.50 (£219.58 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane

Code: 421021

  • A classic Lie Nielsen smoother
  • Length 240mm(9.1/2")
  • Weight 1.71kgs (3.75lbs)
  • Blade 50mm(2") x 4.8mm(3/16") thick bedded at 12°
£263.50 (£219.58 Ex. VAT)

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  • Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane
  • Camellia Oil Pump Spray Bottle
Total: £277.35

In Detail

This low angle version of a No. 4 plane complements the low angle Jack plane. Bedded at 12° the 50mm (2") wide by 4.8mm (3/16") thick A2 cryogenically treated blade takes and holds a superb edge. The body is a fine ductile iron casting, handles of selected cherry and bronze lever cap. The mouth can be finely adjusted. 240mm (9.1/2") long, weight 1.7kg (3.3/4lbs).

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This product is on page 212 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Model 164
Nett Weight 1.7 kg (3lbs 12oz)
Plane Blade Width 50 mm (2")
Plane Sole Length 240m m (9.1/2")
Sole Length 240 mm
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



15 December 2016

A delight to use

I purchased this over the LV Small Bevel up smoother, which is some £80 cheaper than the LN 164. I am quite a fan of the bevel up hand planes and have the 62 and 7 1/2 also. The 164 felt more comfortable in the hand than the LV equivalent and the LN can be easily adjusted on the fly, having the Bailey type adjuster on top of the cap iron, so despite the extra cost, the LN won the contest. The LN also felt slightly better quality, but at this level, that could be rather subjective statement.

Len Aspell

26 July 2015

Superb craftmanship - beautiful plane

I had previously purchased a Lie-Nielsen small block plane at a woodworking show many years ago and though I didn't need a new smoothing plane I really did want to try out this low angled smoothing plane. I was not disappointed from the moment I first took hold of it - it felt right. Comfortable and well balanced.
I took it apart and honed a secondary bevel on the blade at 30 degrees - it comes ground at 25 and whilst it states that you can use it immediately it recommended a higher bevel. So I ground the 30 degree angle on the 'standard' stone on my Tormek and once satisfied I swapped to the Tormek Japanese stone and obtained a mirror finish to the plane blade. Once achieved I put it back together and adjusted it ready to use. I had a door that needed trimming so needed to work across the grain at the stiles and along the grain. The plane took the task in its stride. Superb finish and consistent beautiful shavings across the floor. I could not have been more pleased. Outstanding finish and superb craftmanship in this beautiful Lie-Nielsen plane. You will not be disappointed.

Dennis Howitt

13 February 2012

Best plane I have

I bought this plane about eight years ago. It is by far my most used bench plane. The design is different from most planes and the results are far superior to any similar sized plane I have. This together with the high angle 4.5 plane from Lie Nielson will probably do most woodworkers for life. I find it excellent for shooting edges as well as general smoothing use. It is relatively light but with heavyweight oomph so not burden in use. An excellent plane which will work out cheap in the long run.

Sean Holt

1 September 2011

Excellent Service from Axminster and Lie-Nielsen

I bought one of these 164 smoothing planes and am very happy with it. I use it mainly with shooting boards. A year after purchase I noticed a small crack in the wooden handle. I reported this to Axminster and they forwarded the message to Lie-Nielsen. Within 24 hours a new part was in the post from USA. No quibbles, no questions. Excellent.

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