Jul 15 2014
While it is true that the LN-9 is no longer being produced by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, the LN-9 is a long standing king of the shooting board. It is a large, bevel up block plane, bedded at 20 degrees with a 25 degree bevel on the iron, which presents a 45 degree cutting edge to the work.
The Number 9 Iron Miter was originally introduced by Stanley and was repopularized and made better than ever by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Lie-Nielsen evolved it’s design over time with stronger castings, as well as providing a very ergonomic “Hot Dog” handle, similar to what was supplied on the originals. We now offer a Chute-Style Shooting board for the LN-9 Iron Miter Plane.
The LN-9 Shooter™
Some of the cool things about the LN-9 on the shooting board is that it has heft, much like the LN-51 and Veritas SP, The feedback supplied to the woodworker is also very responsive. It’s 2 inch wide blade makes it seem as if you can feel the cut. It is also ambidextrous, which makes it a great choice for woodworkers who favor either the right or left hand.
When shooting moldings, The LN-9 excels, because since you’ll have to shoot each side of any molding in situ, the LN-9 is easy to use in a twin-chute, left and right shooting board, and all that is needed is to flip it over from side to side as you use it in each respective chute.
The other great thing about the LN-9 is how it handles in the cut. It’s compact for a shooting plane, and is ergonomically easy to control.
Now we offer our shooting boards, allowing the LN-9 Iron Miter to ride in an enclosed “Chute” just like the LN-51 Chute Board Plane. As mentioned, the LN-9 does not know if it is left or right handed, because it is both handed and then some! Just use it lefty or righty as you see fit!
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