Record Block Plane - No. 0100 1/2

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Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 0100 1/2

The Record block plane number 0100 1/2 is a very small plane with a convex sole. The sole is both convex in length and width. The base has a 22mm (7/8 inch) radius on the width and a 300mm (12 inch) radius on the length.

The plane has no fine blade adjustment mechanism so is labelled as non-adjustable. The blade is manually placed in position and then held in place using a small lever cap which is locked in place with the knurled screw.

The 100 1/2 plane has a curved metal handle at the rear of the plane; this handle is likened to an animal's tail so this type of plane is often called a tailed plane or more specifically a squirrel plane.



This plane is often referred to as a model makers plane, violin makers plane or a pattern makers plane as these were the core trades which used this type of plane.

The Record 0100 1/2 only had a short production period in the late 1930's to early 1940's. Although the plane is advertised in tool catalogues from 1938-1943, the main actual production of these planes probably only took place for a few years before World War II restrictions on materials began and social effects began. The 0100 1/2 plane had one of the shortest production periods of all the Record plane ranges.

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Plane Construction

Width: 32mm (1 1/4 inch)

Length Of Sole: 88mm (3 1/2 inches)

Mouth Width: 27mm

Weight: 227 grams (1/2 lb)

Body: high grade cast iron

Lever Cap: high grade cast iron

Plane finish: blue


Record 0100 1/2 Plane Blade / Cutter

Blade: tungsten steel

Width: 25mm (1 inch)

Blade Thickness: 2mm

Number of Grooves: N/A

Slot Width: N/A

Top Of Blade Shape: Squared


2.

Manufactured Dates

1938 - 1943

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