This is a fine example of the enduringly popular 60 1/2 pattern low angle block plane. This 60 1/2 Deluxe has that little bit extra about it, especially with its polished bronze cap. The blade is used bevel-up bedded at 13.5Á, giving great performance especially on end grain and soft woods. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use.
Well made, the Rider version has many excellent features. The main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. It has an adjustable mouth for fine or coarser work. The plane features micro depth adjustment and lateral blade control to achieve the thinnest of shavings.
The sole is 155mm (6-1/8") long with a 35mm (1.1/8") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate to +/- 0.04mm (0.0016"). Weighing only 815g (1lb 13oz), it is almost indispensable for most small trimming tasks.
Rider planes only require the bare minimum of initial preparation. The blade comes honed with a secondary bevel ready to take shavings. 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. The No. 60 1/2 Deluxe comes with a plane sock and instruction booklet. We are confident that Axminster Rider planes represent a good standard in traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.
|Net Weight||815g (1lb 13oz)|
|Plane Blade Width||35 mm (1.3/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||155mm (6.1/8")|
The Axminster Rider Plane brochure can be downloaded here.