Axminster Rider No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane

Axminster Rider No. 5 1/2 Jack Plane

SKU: BRI-107336 | Axminster Rider No. 5 1/2 Jack Hand Plane

The No. 5 1/2, as the name suggests, is halfway between a No. 5 and a No. 6. Compared to the No. 5, its longer length and wider blade make a better choice for flattening boards and truing panels. The extra mass gives it more heft, a great help when doing the initial surface preparation on a board. At the same time, being slightly lighter and shorter than its larger cousin, it is more manageable, and yet equally as good for fore-plane work. The 5 1/2 makes an excellent choice for use on a shooting board.

This Rider version has many excellent features. The main casting is a ductile iron alloy, chosen for its high strength and its impact and high corrosion resistant properties. It has an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and well sized hardwood handles. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts. The sole is 375 mm (14-3/4") long with a 60 mm (2-3/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate.

Rider planes only require the bare minimum of initial preparation. Each blade is oil quenched, high carbon spring steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 63.

Every plane undergoes careful inspection in Axminster to ensure consistent quality. We are confident that Rider planes represent a good standard of traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.

Features Summary

  • Versatile; flattening, jointing and general preparation
  • Virtually unbreakable, ductile cast iron body, accurately ground sole
  • Honed 3mm thick, O1 high carbon steel blade
  • 375 mm(14-3/4") long with a 60 mm(2-3/8") wide blade
  • Well sized, waxed hardwood handles


Model No. 5 1/2
Nett Weight 3.24 kg (7lb 2oz)
Plane Blade Type 01
Plane Blade Width 60 mm (2.3/8")
Plane Sole Length 375 mm (14.3/4")


The Axminster Rider Plane brochure can be downloaded here.

Collections: Axminster Rider Planes

Category: 5 1/2, Axminster, bench, jack, plane

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