Record Block Plane - No. 0102

record block plane 0102
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Review By: I.Ball


Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 0102

The Record block plane number 0102 is a small 14cm (5 1/2 inch) plane with a curvacious lever cap and a small button finger pad.

The plane has no fine blade adjustment mechanism so is labelled as non-adjustable. The blade is adjusted by manually setting the blade in the desired position and then locking the blade in place by securing the lever cap.

The lever cap secures the blade by turning the adjuster wheel underneath the lever cap until locked tight.

The 0102 is one of the smallest of the Record block planes, the only block planes which are smaller are the three model makers planes; 0100, 0100 1/2, and the 0101.



record block plane 0102

This style of block plane is sometimes referred to as an 'apron' plane.

The Record 0102 was originally presented in a Record cardboard box which originally was usually a fairly deep blue colour.

The boxes do appear in various shades of colour, many of which have faded with time.

The Record 0102 is very similar to the Stanley 102 and Marples M 102 block planes. The most distinguishing characteristic to identify the 0102 between the three at a glance is the blue finish.

Veritas Tools have produced a modernised version of this style of plane in the form of the Veritas Apron plane.


1.

Plane Construction

record block plane 0102

Length Of Sole: 140mm (5 1/2 inches)

Weight: 397 grams (7/8 lb)

Body: high grade cast iron

Lever Cap: high grade cast iron

Plane Finish: blue


Record 0102 Plane Blade / Cutter

Blade (earlier models):: tungsten steel

Blade (later models):: high quality tool steel

Width: 35mm (1 3/8 inch)

Blade Thickness: 2mm

Top Of Blade Shape: Curved


2.

Plane Markings

"0102" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane.

"Record" - found on the top face at the front of the plane.

3.

Manufactured Dates

1932 - 1974

4.

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