Lie-Nielsen No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane
£372.50 (£310.42 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane

Code: 421056

  • Length 375mm (14.3/4")
  • Width 60mm (2.3/8")
£372.50 (£310.42 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Lie-Nielsen No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane
  • Lie-Nielsen Plane Sock - Jack
  • Axminster Spring Dividers - 100mm
  • Veritas Dovetail Saw
Total: £447.31

In Detail

This fine bench plane has a good weight and handles exceptionally well, an A2 cryogenically treated 60mm (2.3/8") blade width making it perfect for flattening the surfaces of wide boards. Needless to say, all the usual high quality features are present on this Lie-Nielsen classic. Length 375mm (14.3/4"), Weight 3.18kg (7lbs).

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This product is on page 211 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Model 5.1/2
Nett Weight 3.18 kg (7lbs)
Plane Blade Width 60 mm (2.3/8")
Plane Sole Length 375 mm (14.3/4")
Sole Length 375 mm
Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



25 February 2017

LN 5/12 Jack plane

Yes it's a very nice plane with a very nice hefty price also but it's only a copy of a 60 5/12 flat cheek Stanley bedrock which has been around for many years, pick up a nice one spend a bit of time on it and it will do the same job produce the same finish at a fraction of the cost and 10 or 20 years down the line if looked after you will get more than you paid for it, I have a couple flat cheek bedrocks superb planes and in use most each day they have never let me down.

Jim Fadden

15 August 2015

Retraction - problem resolved by Lie Nielsen

Having written about my disappointment with a badly fitting lever cap and not being impressed with Axminster's response I made direct contact with Lie Nielsen. I was extremely surprised to receive a reply directly from Deneb Puchalski- he 'stars' in many of Lie Nielsen's instructional videos. Within 48 hours he and his colleagues are arranging to replace the ill-fitting lever cap and, amazingly, a blade from my 8tear old #102 low angle block plane, AT NO COST.
That level of service makes the difference between a company like Lie Nielsen and others who pass off their responsibilities or take a couldn't care less attitude.
BTW most importantly, the plane is a dream to use. Thank you Lie Nielsen.

Jim Fadden

7 August 2015

Quality of engineering not what is expected!

I've read so much about the quality of Lie Nielsen tools, and in particular their planes. So much is reported about the quality of engineering, set up ready to go out of the box etc. I already own a low angle LN black plane, which is great except that adjusting the blade is not smooth as The cap screw constantly needs to be 'over loosened' to allow adjustment, a quangsheng No 4 and several old Stanley and Record planes of various sizes.
I considered buying a Woodriver 51/2 but finally decided to pay the premium cost of the LN. I opened the LN quite flimsy cardboard box today and there was much to appreciate. However, whilst the blade sits square and central, the cap iron (or cap bronze to be more accurate) will not. It sits lop-sided by at least 1mm on one side whilst matching edge to edge with the blade on the other side. I cannot adjust it to sit centrally. It's as though the screw is offset instead of exactly in the middle. Irritating and disappointing.


17 January 2014

A Truly Awesome Plane

This really is a truly amazing tool and the level of craftsmanship make it a delight to use. I call this my first REAL plane. It is so far superior to anything I have ever used before that they are hunks of metal with a dull edge in comparison.

I fully concur with all that Tim Brison said above, if you only buy one plane, you will never regret saving up for this one.

Tim Brison

7 September 2012

Simply Awesome!

If you can only afford one Lie Nielson bench plane, get this one!

Basically, it's so good, you can use it for almost any task - even those for which it is not strictly suited - like edge jointing.

It was the first LN I bought - the base was flat and sides at 90 degrees: nothing is required except final honing / stropping to get your desired bevel angle - but it was sharp straight out of the box.

It is heavy - but that's no bad thing - it sails straight over knots and tough grain!

A2 blades are very hard - so some grinding skill may be required to reduce the time it takes to re-sharpen a dull edge, but appart from that, it's the best plane this side of Sauer & Steiner!

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