The No.6 is a dual-purpose plane; used for quick stock removal or for truing up edges, or levelling wide boards. All Rider planes are good quality and suitable for home or professional site or bench use. Originally the No.6 was used for timber preparation be-FORE any other plane.
Well made, the Rider version has many excellent features. 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 hardwood handles. The cap iron and other quality fittings on the planes are solid brass, an ideal material for moving parts.
The sole is 460 mm (18″) long with a 60 mm (2-3/8″) wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate. At 3.5kg (7-3/4 lb), it provides the mass to easily remove thicker shavings.
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.
- A plane for rapid stock removal, flattening and jointing
- 460 mm (18″) long with a 60 mm (2-3/8″) wide blade
- Flat accurately ground sole, 3mm thick, O1 high carbon steel blade
- Virtually unbreakable, ductile cast iron body
- Well sized, waxed hardwood handles