No. 4-1/2, 5-1/2, 6 or 7 Bench Plane Blade, 2-3/8" Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

No. 4-1/2, 5-1/2, 6 or 7 Bench Plane Blade, 2-3/8"

1-BL-23-8

$50.00



No. 4-1/2, 5-1/2, 6 or 7 Bench Plane Blade

Replacement blade for Lie-Nielsen No. 4-1/2, 5-1/2, 6 or 7 Bench Planes. A2 Steel, Cryogenically treated, hardened to Rockwell 60-62 and double tempered. Our heat treating technique ensures that the blade will take and hold a very fine edge for a long time. After heat treating, the blade is fully surface ground on the top, back, and cutting edge, giving a smooth, flat surface that will take a mirror finish very quickly. Our blades are thick to provide solid, chatter-free cutting.

  • 2-3/8" wide
  • A2 Steel

Geometry:

The blade is flat ground with a 25° bevel.

Blade Sharpening:

The blade comes ready to use, but honing a secondary bevel of 5° or 10° will increase performance, help achieve a razor edge quickly, and improve edge life in hardwoods. You can find sharpening instructions in a printable PDF format here: Sharpening Instructions PDF

For more information on advanced sharpening we recommend David Charlesworth’s video Plane Sharpening, available in both DVD and streaming formats.

Materials:

Made from A2 Tool Steel, cryogenically treated, hardened to Rockwell 60-62 and double tempered. Our heat treating technique ensures that the blade will take and hold a very fine edge for a long time. After heat treating, the blade is fully surface ground on the top, back, and cutting edge, giving a smooth, flat surface that will take a mirror finish very quickly.

Maintenance:

Blades should be kept lightly oiled or waxed to prevent rust. We recommend Jojoba Oil, a plant based oil product that is non-toxic, odor-free and easy to use. Also, in our shop, we use a fine abrasive handblock to remove any light surface oxide from tool bodies and blades. Jojoba Oil and abrasive handblocks are available from us.

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