The No.5 is a good plane to put to rough sawn timber to begin sizing and smoothing, long enough to produce a flat surface at the same time not too heavy. A No.5 is very versatile, used to flatten, size, square and smooth. for stock removal and truing up long edges or levelling wide boards.
The main casting is ductile iron, chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. It has an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and well sized, waxed hardwood handles. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts.
The sole is 355 mm (14″) long with a 50 mm (2″) wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate.
All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional, site or bench use. Rider planes only require the bare minimum of initial preparation. Each blade is oil quenched, high carbon spring steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 63.
Every plane undergoes careful inspection in Axminster to ensure consistent quality. We are confident that Rider planes represent a good standard in traditional, quality plane manufacture and great value.
- The real workhorse; stock removal, sizing, flattening, squaring
- Ductile cast iron body with accurately ground flat sole
- Well sized, shaped and comfrotable waxed hardwood handles
- 355 mm(14″ long with a 50 mm(2″) wide blade
- Honed 3 mm thick, O1 high carbon steel blade