Tongue and Groove Planes Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Tongue and Groove Planes

1-48

$195.00



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Tongue and Groove Plane

Based on the Stanley No. 48 and 49, our Tongue and Groove Planes are more heavily built for sound performance with a very thick blade. Also, rather than having two separate blades, ours is a single forked blade that registers on the milled body casting to ensure squareness and equal depth of cut on both sides. Since this is a heavy stock removal tool, no fine depth adjuster is needed. The blade is 3/16" thick O1 steel. The fence is attached to the base with a center pivot screw and can be rotated and locked in tongue-cutting or groove-cutting positions.

The No. 48 centers on ¾" stock, leaving a ¼" wide tongue and .3125" deep grooves. On narrower or wider boards, the tongue will be offset from center, but still hidden within the joint. 2.90 lbs.

The No. 49, a companion Tongue and Groove Plane, is made to center on ½" stock. It will cut a .166" wide tongue and .230" deep grooves. 2.35 lbs.

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Materials:

The body is cast from Ductile Iron, a very strong alloy that will take a lot of abuse. These castings are fully stress-relieved, a process that removes inherent stresses and ensures that the tool will remain flat and true. Cherry knob and handle, other parts are Brass and Stainless Steel. The blade is O-1 Tool Steel hardened to Rockwell 60-62.

Maintenance:

To protect your tools, you should oil, wax, and/or wrap them after use. At the least, wipe your fingerprints off with an oily rag. We recommend Camellia or Jojoba Oil - vegetable oil based products. They are 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. The oils and the abrasive handblock are available from us.

Guarantee:

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for the life of your tool. Call for repairs or replacement parts. We are available for advice if you ever have a problem using your tool.

Proposition 65 Notice:

Bronze and brass alloys contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.