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Lie Nielsen No. 51 Shooting Board Plane

Product code: 951036

Availability: In stock (2 currently available)



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Tool collectors and users have been requesting this rare tool for many years, after years of development, Lie Nielsen Toolworks has found a way to produce it.

  • Designed to trim mitres and end grain on a shooting board
  • Standard 60mm bench plane blade and frog
  • 380mm long and just over 4kgs

The No. 51 is an unusual skew-blade plane that is designed to be used on a shooting board to trim miters or the ends of boards. The L-shaped base casting allows the tool to be used easily and accurately on its side and to be captured effectively in a track on a shooting board.

Stanley first made its version in 1909 along with a metal shooting board. Lie Nielsen has had requests for this tool over the years, so we are pleased to announce that it is now available.

This version utilises a standard 60mm(2.3/8") bench plane blade and frog, and is heavier than the original. It is 380mm(15") long, 90mm(3.9/16") wide, with a shoulder height of 54mm(2.1/8"), and is just over 4kgs(9lbs). It will fit the original Stanley 52 shooting board, if you just happen to have one lying underneath your bench. Lie Nielsen has plans to offer a companion Shooting Board in the future.