Lie-Nielsen No. 48 Tongue & Groove Plane

Code: 210954

  • Centres on 3/4" (19mm) stock, leaving a 1/4" (6.35mm) wide tongue
  • Single forked blade O1 tool steel
  • Simple to sharpen, hone and set up
  • Fine tolerances ensure blade is always square on to the base
  • Fence rotates and locks with a spring loaded pin
  • One position for cutting the tongue, rotate the fence to cut the groove
  • Depth preset by the milled grove in the body casting
  • Tote and the front knob are cherry wood
  • Lever cap is brass
  • Overall length 260mm
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£197.95 (£164.96 Ex. VAT)

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Based on an original Stanley design, the Lie-Nielsen version is a great improvement on its predecessor. This quietly efficient hand tool centres on 3/4" (19mm) stock, leaving a 1/4" (6.35mm) wide tongue. On narrower or wider boards the tongue will be offset but obviously hidden within the joint. One major improvement is in the use of a single forked blade rather than two separate blades. This single O1 tool steel iron is simple to sharpen and hone. Set up is also extremely simple. The fine tolerances in machining the frog ensure that the blade is always square on to the base. The fence, fixed to the base at its halfway point, can be rotated and locked. In one position, both sides of the blades are exposed to cut the tongue. Rotating the fence into its other position hides one side of the blade leaving the other exposed to cut the groove. Depth is pre-set by the milled groove in the body casting. The tote and the front knob are cherry wood, the lever cap is brass. Overall length 260mm

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This product is on page 269 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2019/20 Catalogue.


Model 48
Nett Weight 1.3 kg (2lb 14oz)
Plane Sole Length 260 mm (10.1/4")
Sole Length 260 mm
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