Lie-Nielsen No. 3 Smoothing Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 3 Smoothing Plane
£322.96 (£269.13 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 3 Smoothing Plane

Code: 421048

  • Cast in manganese bronze with unique Bedrock frog design
  • Fully machined mating fit between frog and body
  • Frog moves allowing mouth adjustments without dismantling plane
  • Hand flattened soles
  • Polished cherry wood knobs and handles
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£322.96 (£269.13 Ex. VAT)

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Cast in manganese bronze, the No. 3 features the unique Stanley bedrock frog design. A fully machined mating fit between the frog and body, with the maximum possible area of contact and with the added benefit of being able to move the frog backwards or forwards, allowing the opening or closing of the plane's mouth without having to remove the lever cap or blade. The sole is hand flattened. The knob and the tote are polished cherry wood. The A2 cryogenically treated blade is a full 3.2mm(1/8") thick and all that is required is a light honing of the blade before yuor new No. 3 plane is ready to use.

The No. 3 is 228mm (9") long with a 44mm(1 3/4") wide blade and weighs 1.82kg(3 1/2lb).

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Model 3
Nett Weight 1.82 kg
Plane Blade Width 44 mm (1.3/4")
Plane Sole Length 228 mm
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Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 1 review

Newest Customer Reviews



23 April 2018

A great plane

I had been considering a new smoothing plane for some time. The Cardiff store had one in stock so I was able to handle it before I parted with the cash. It is an excellent tool and does exactly what I hoped it would do. It is easy to handle and manipulate when planing and leaves a beautiful glassy smooth surface on the hardwoods I have tried it on - oak, walnut, sweet chestnut, rosewood, ash, birch and maple.
I dismantled the plane to hone a cutting edge on the iron and to clean it and give it a protective layer of Renaissance Wax. On reassembly I adjusted the frog for a narrow mouth.
The plane produces shavings that are the full width of the blade and can be so thin they are transparent.
Is it worth the cost? In my opinion it is worth every pound spent. It compliments my Veritas bevel up Jack Plane and Veritas low angle block plane allowing me to use the best plane for each task I am working on.
Great service from the knowledgable staff at Cardiff.

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