Low Angle Smoothing Plane Blade Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Low Angle Smoothing Plane Blade



No. 164 Low Angle Smoothing Plane Blade

Replacement blade for our No. 164 Low Angle Smooth Plane. Comes with a 25° flat ground bevel.

  • 2" wide x .187" thick.
  • A2 cryogenically treated Tool Steel.


The blade comes with a 25° flat ground bevel; it sits in the tool at 12°, making the included cutting angle 37°.


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.

Setting the Yoke Plate:

The overhead yoke engages the slotted plate screwed to the blade. The front of this plate needs to be about 2½" from the cutting edge, with the slot toward the front of the blade. You can make a small jig with scraps of wood to set this distance. Tighten the plate retaining screw very firmly to adjust the blade.


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.


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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