Manufacturer: RYDER
SKU: BHT50080
RYder planes are suitable for home or professional use on the bench or on site. The No. 5 1/2, as the name suggests, is halfway between a No. 5 and a No. 6. Compared to the No. 5, its longer length and wider blade make a better choice for flattening boards and truing panels. The extra mass gives it more heft, a great help when doing the initial surface preparation on a board. At the same time, being slightly lighter and shorter than its larger cousin, it is more manageable, and yet equally as good for fore-plane work. The 5 1/2 makes an excellent choice for use on a shooting board. RYder planes are fitted with a British made high quality blade. The blade is O1 high carbon steel, 3mm thick and hardened to HRC 61-64. It is capable of holding a very fine edge. It is flat, well finished and comes with a 25° bevel. These quality blades require only minimal preparation before use from new. The plane’s main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate. The plane features an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and comfortable hardwood handles. The cap iron and adjusting nut are solid brass..
Availability: 6 in stock
  • Versatile; flattening, jointing and general preparation
  • 375 mm(14-3/4") long with a 60 mm(2-3/8") wide blade
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