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Lie-Nielsen No.4 Bronze
Lie-Nielsen No.4 Smoothing Plane -Bronze


 
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Lie-Nielsen No.4 Smooth Plane - Bronze

This is the standard-size smoothing plane. After other planes have done the prep work, the Lie-Nielsen No. 4 Smooth plan will take the finest shavings from the most difficult woods to leave you with a finished surface.

  • 9-1/2" long. Blade is 2" wide x .125" thick.
  • Bronze 4-1/2 lbs, Iron 4 lbs.

Fine Woodworking's
"Best Overall Smoothing Plane"
- Tool Guide 2012 and 2013

Use
  • Bench Planes

  • Lie-Nielsen Bench Planes (except for the No. 1) are based on the Stanley Bedrock-type planes. Bedrocks were Stanley’s top line of Bench Planes, heavier and better made than the standard. In addition, the construction of the frog is unique — it features a fully machined fit between frog and body, adjustable from the rear without having to remove the blade and cap. This allows you to easily change the mouth setting from a coarse to fine cut for difficult woods or fine smoothing passes.
  • Geometry:

  • All Bench Plane blades are bedded at 45° with the bevel down.
  • Blade Sharpening:

  • Your Lie-Nielsen Bench Plane is ready to cut wood out of the box. The blade is ground sharp at a 25° bevel. A secondary bevel of up to 5 degrees helps achieve a razor edge quickly. This also improves edge life in hardwoods.
  • Mouth Adjustment:

  • To adjust the mouth opening, loosen the two locking screws at the back of the frog; then turn the middle adjuster screw. Observe the opening in front of the blade. When it is correct, set the locking screws again.
  • Chipbreaker:

  • Our Chipbreaker is 1/8" thick. The raised lip under the bevel of the chip-breaker is back beveled 1° to ensure that the leading edge contacts the blade firmly. You should never need to dress this surface, but if you do, use a very fine stone and be sure to maintain the angle. The 25° bevel may be honed occasionally. For general work, set the end of the chipbreaker about 1/16" from the cutting edge of the blade; for the finest smoothing work, set it closer to the edge.
  • Blade Adjustment:

  • To advance the blade, turn the adjuster nut clockwise. It is always a good idea to finish adjusting the blade by a forward adjustment to take up backlash and to prevent the blade from moving. In order to be able to adjust the blade easily, do not overtighten the lever cap screw.

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