Lie-Nielsen No. 51 Shooting Board Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 51 Shooting Board Plane
£496.96 (£414.13 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 51 Shooting Board Plane

Code: 951036

  • Designed to trim mitres and end grain on a shooting board
  • Standard 60mm bench plane blade and frog
  • 380mm long and just over 4kgs
£496.96 (£414.13 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

This single purpose plane is designed to trim mitres and other end grain cuts on a shooting board. Stanley first made its version in 1909 along with a metal shooting board. Lie-Nielsen has had requests for this tool over the years, so we are pleased to announce that it is now available. This version utilises a standard 60mm(2.3/8") bench plane blade and frog, and is heavier than the original. It is 380mm(15") long, 90mm(3.9/16") wide, with a shoulder height of 54mm(2.1/8"), and is just over 4kgs. It will fit the original Stanley 52 shooting board, if you just happen to have one lying underneath your bench. Lie-Nielsen has plans to offer a companion Shooting Board in the future.

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This product is on page 216 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Model 51
Nett Weight 4.1 kg (9lbs)
Plane Blade Width 60 mm (2.3/8")
Plane Sole Length 380 mm (15")
Sole Length 380 mm
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Geoffrey Laycock

5 January 2015

An excellent piece of kit

I have used a Lie-Nielson No 9 mitre plane for some time, brilliant for my needs but not ideal for end grain trimming on thicker timber. Now being addicted to L-N tools I took the plunge. This slices through end grain easily due to the skew blade and melts its way through long grain. My next task is to make another, longer shooting board to make best use of it.

Beautifully finished as all L-N tools are, it arrived in a reasonable wooden transport box which I have tidied up, added hinges to (the lid was screwed securely on) and use for safe storage. The price is the only downside, especially for such a single purpose tool. I did not find my blade had a hollow but if so do not spend too much time trying to polish this out, simply use the ruler trick to put a shallow micro-bevel on the flat side to create the perfect straight edge; this will not change the performance at all. If you construct a shooting board with a proper 'chute' for the plane even better, and mine will also have an adjustable side fence to hold timber components at an angle to accurately plane tapers in addition to parallel.


11 March 2014

A useful luxury

You can shoot end grain with more or less any heavy-ish plane as long as you have a sharp blade. I started with a Jack plane but found that although results were good, my hand ached from gripping the plane in a way that neither it, nor I, were designed for.
I have now used this plane regularly for over a year and I must say that it's a delight. Build quality is excellent, the blade holds its edge well (although it did have a slight hollow in the back which took a lot of polishing out) and results are superb.

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