This quality special edition Rider No. 4 plane represents great value. A No. 4 smoother is probably the most popular and most used bench plane. With a 50mm wide blade, it is a good size and weight for finishing and final smoothing for almost all projects. It is a great general-purpose plane for the tradesperson, hobbyist or keen home user. The No. 4 makes a good first plane purchase for those new to woodworking. Developed for trade use but with the discerning home user also in mind, this special edition plane would make a perfect gift for the seasoned woodworker.
This Rider No. 4 has many excellent features. The main casting is ductile iron chosen for its high strength and impact resistance. The cap is stainless steel with a solid brass thumb screw adjuster. It has an adjustable frog, depth and lateral blade control and waxed hardwood handles. The sole is 245mm (9-1/2") long with a 50mm (2") wide blade. The sole of the plane is flat and accurate. The blade comes honed with a secondary bevel ready to take shavings. Each blade is oil quenched, high carbon spring steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 63. Supplied with an Axminster plane sock for protection when not in use.