Beginning in 1981 Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in an effort to make top-quality hand tools available again from a U.S. maker and to revive discontinued, but useful, designs so the average woodworker could obtain them.
Today Lie-Nielsen makes over 100 types of planes, saws, spokeshaves, chisels, floats and more. They have improved and refined designs, and use better materials like Ductile Iron and Manganese Bronze for castings and cryogenically treated A-2 Tool Steel for their blades. Their plane blades are much thicker than those of any other production planes. The quality of machining and finishing results in a tool that looks as great as it works, and will be a pleasure to use for years to come.