Rob Cosman's Plane AdjuSTAR - Lie Nielsen Version
Do you find that using your plane's adjusting knob is a bit difficult? Well we did and decided to fix that by creating our Plane AdjuSTAR adjusting knob to replace the original adjusting knob on most Lie Nielsen bench planes.
Our Plane AdjuSTAR is larger and much easier to use than the original adjusting knob allowing you to make adjustments to your blade depth setting easily. Our design makes it easier for you to reach and turn the adjuster with your fingers and easier for you to reach the frog adjustment screw with a screwdriver. We know you will love our Plane AdjuSTAR.
- The Lie-Nielsen version fits Lie-Nielsen bench planes numbers 4-1/2, 5, 5-1/2, 6, 7, and 8. (WILL NOT fit number 1, 3, or 4, or 5-1/4).
- Requires removal of handle to install (see installation video).
- 1-7/8 inch outside diameter.
World class upgrade for my plane. Works fantastic!
Excellent a great upgrade makes adjusting much easier
Needed to spend a half hour with a fine file rounding over the sharp edges. Now its 5 star! But for the price I paid it still represents decent value you just need to be prepared to put in the final finishing work
Top of the line improvement for my L-N No° 5-1/2
I couldn’t be happier with the AdjuSTAR on my L-N No°5-1/2 . I ordered 2 so I’d have one for my No°7, but have currently loaned that out to a friend. Far easier to make those 1/000 of a degree adjustment to the thrust wheel when dialing in a cut. Also easier to find that backlash break off when taking the iron back out of the cut; simply back it off and when advancing to take the backlash slack back up is far more intuitive than with the stock wheel. Not sure why this doesn’t go on No° 4, I tried it out and it fit perfectly (thread, clearance, yoke placement is identical). I’ve not left it on, but just tried it out; maybe there are different sized adjustment bolts, thread, adjustment knobs on some L-N No° 4’s (mine was made in the late 90’s). Highly recommend for the No° 5-1/2 and assume it would be great on the No° 5. I’ll update/write a review when I install on my No° 7, but I assume it will be bang-on great too. I’ve used the adjuSTAR now in my No° 5-1/2 for about a week and in that time used it to build two full small projects; so far it’s been great and the only think intend to do is take it to my 1” x 30” linisher and buffing/polishing wheels to break the edges some. Great product and I highly recommend
Very disappointed too big and clubs wasted my money but you live and learn