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Lie-Nielsen No. 5-1/2 Cast Ductile Iron Jack Plane

Lie-Nielsen No. 5-1/2 Cast Ductile Iron Jack Plane
Highland Item # 434274

Price : $375.00
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Lie-Nielsen No. 5-1/2 Cast Ductile Iron Jack Plane

Lie-Nielsen's No. 5-1/2 Jack Plane is the heaviest of the Jack Plane collection weighing in at 7 lbs. With the same width as the No. 7, the 5 1/2's extra heft makes it an excellent choice for truing wider boards.

Each of the Lie Nielsen Jack Planes features meticulous construction, low-tolerance machining and Bed Rock style body and frog design. Soles and sides are milled flat within less than .002" maximum deviation, and the finish is so smooth that these planes are nearly friction-free. Nos. 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2, 6, 7 & 8; are cast only in unbreakable ductile iron. Frogs on all models are cast in bronze. Bed Rock castings, both sole and side rails, are considerably heavier than those of ordinary planes, and the frog is radically more stable and more adjustable. Throat opening can be adjusted without removing the irons, and the iron remains fully supported no matter how small an opening you set. Irons are over 1/8" thick, providing extraordinarily smooth cutting action. Heavy irons, stable frogs and tiny throat openings combine to allow planing performance that's simply impossible with other planes; you can plane reversed grain, quilted or fiddleback figured timbers, and even knots with no tearout, no chatter, and no loss of control at all. Lie-Nielsen's polished bronze lever caps and custom cherry handles perfectly complement the quality of these beautiful tools.

No. 5 Jack Plane body unbreakable ductile iron only, Iron Width: 2-3/8" Overall Length: 15" Weight: 7 lbs. Made in the U.S.A.

Learn more about Lie Nielsen's complete hand plane collection in Lee Laird's instructional hand plane series hosted 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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