SOLD 2 LJ>>>Lie-Nielson Bench Plane No. 5 1/2

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01-07-2011 02:10 AM

Sold to a member of our LJ community…BC

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#1 posted 01-07-2011 03:21 AM

Nice looking plane!

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 08:49 PM

That’s a pretty good deal with shipping included. For the same reasons you would buy a 4 1/2 I would recommend this plane. Its added weight and width make it a powerful smoother. I am going to buy a york pitch frog for mine. Just my two cents.


-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 12:36 AM

Is this the 50 deg or 55 deg frog. I think york pitch is 50 deg, right?

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 05:16 AM

Offyguy ….From the Lie Nielson web site a explaination of York Pitch…High Angle Frog
Until now, all Stanley-type bench plane irons were bedded at 45°, or Common Pitch. But the famous English Smoothers like Norris are usually 50° (York Pitch) or 55° (Middle Pitch). The higher pitches make smoothing difficult wood easier. Our unique High Angle Frogs quickly convert our No. 4 and No. 4½ Smoother to York or Middle Pitch. These frogs will also fit our other planes with 2” (5.08cm) or 2-3/8” (6cm) blades. Will not fit other makes of planes. May be ordered extra or installed in the tool.

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 05:53 AM

god dam i wish i had the dough right now.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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