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Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Smoothing Plane

Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Smoothing Plane
Highland Item # 434245
Fine Woodworking's Tool Guide 2012 and 2013 Reader's Choice Award

Price : $265.00
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Lie-Nielsen No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane

Modeled on the nearly extinct Stanley 164, this short version of the low angle jack has an adjustable mouth and 2" wide iron set at 12°. With the 164's low angle, it is like a flexible No. 4 Bench Plane capable of fine smoothing cuts but also rapid stock removal. It features a unique Bailey overhead lateral iron adjuster which allows for effortless adjustment of the cutting depth. If you are working to flatten a board with very figured grain, another alternative is to use a specialty blade – the toothing blade #134029. The toothing blade has a large number of very small teeth (.030” wide and .030” between teeth) and due to this configuration, does not have the tendency to dive into the grain, like normal irons can. As you might imagine, after using a toothing blade, the wood surface is rough even though the wood has been flattened. You will want to follow up with a freshly sharpened standard iron to finalize the surface.

No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane ductile iron body only, Iron Width: 2" bedded at 12° Overall Length: 9 1/2" Weight: 3.75 lbs. Made in the U.S.A.

Lee Laird from Lie Nielsen Tools Works produces an instructional series on hand plane use and shares helpful details on the versatility and set up of the Lie-Nielsen's Low Angle Smoothing Plane No. 164 on the Highland Woodworking Blog.

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This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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