Small Tongue & Groove Plane Blade Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Small Tongue & Groove Plane Blade

1-BL-49

$50.00



No. 49 Tongue & Groove Plane Blade

For use in our No. 49 Tongue & Groove Plane. Centers on 1/2" stock, leaving a .166" wide tongue and .230" deep grooves. On narrower or wider boards, the tongue will be offset from center, but still hidden within the joint.

  • Comes with a 25° flat ground bevel.
  • 3/16" thick, O1 Steel.

Note: Blade does not work in vintage Stanley planes.

Geometry:

The blade comes with a 25° flat ground bevel; it sits in the tool at 45°, bevel down.

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:

The blade is O1 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62.

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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