Lie-Nielsen Large Shoulder Plane

Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Lie-Nielsen
Model:
073
Price:
$250

Description

This all-metal shoulder plane is based on the Record 073, which in turn was based on a Preston model. The tool is 8¼" (20.95cm) long, with a 1¼" (3.17cm) x .140" (3.55mm) thick blade. The body is cast from ductile iron, the lever cap is Bronze. Weighs 4 lbs.

The captive-nut blade adjustment is very positive. Adjustable mouth and locking screws are large and convenient. The mouth adjustment screw is captured in the toe piece and threaded into the body. Therefore, it adjusts the mouth both when turned in and when turned out, unlike the original.

The body is precisely ground flat and square — an essential feature for a shoulder plane. The blade is .005" (.127mm) wider than the body, bedded at 18° with a 25° bevel.

Reader Reviews

Padraig

Review Summary

I have mine for a year, it feels wonderful in the hand and does exactly what I want. Usually I prefer restoring vintage tools for my users but in this case LN Large Shoulder Plane can't be outdone.

Detailed Ratings

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Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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