Record Bullnose Plane - No. 1366

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Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Bullnose

Model No: 1366

The Record 1366 bullnose plane is a small, narrow rebate plane.

The plane is 3" (7.6cm) long, 3/8" (9mm) wide and weighs approximately 142 grams (5 ounces).

The 1366 is fitted with a 3/8" (9mm) tungsten steel bevel edge cutter. The bevel edge is positioned in the plane with the bevel facing upwards (as with most/all bullnose planes).

The plane blade should be kept very sharp and the blade depth is set to an acceptable level. If the blade is too blunt or the blade depth is set to an ambitious level then the likely outcome will be a juddering plane action or the plane being completely halted due to the blade digging-in.

record plane 1366

The 1366 requires the plane blade to be set manually by hand; there is no form of fine blade adjustment.

The plane blade is secured in place with the use of a Rosewood wedge.

The 1366 is a fixed bullnose plane; the body is not adjustable nor can the plane be converted to a chisel plane.

The Record 1366 plane was coated in a nickel plating. This plating is prone to coming off through years of use, as such these planes are often found today with partial plating cover or even no plating cover.

The plane was originally presented in a dark blue Record cardboard box with a yellow label detailing the 1366 plane details.

preston and record plane 1366

The Record 1366 had a short manufacturing period in the 1930’s to early 1940’s.

Planes Similar To The Record 1366

The plane was the direct successor to the almost identical Edward Preston 1366 plane after Record took the Edward Preston plane range over. The distinguishing difference between the Record 1366 and Preston 1366 is the Record version has the wording ‘No 1366’ on one side and ‘Record’ on the other side in contrast to the Preston 1366 which has the Edward Preston two cherries logo.

An almost identical pattern of the 1366 was later produced by Clico (and then Thomas Flinn) in the form of the Clifton 400 bullnose plane.


Plane Construction

record plane 1366

Body: high grade cast iron

Lever cap: high grade cast iron

Plane finish: nickel plating

Record 1366 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: tungsten steel

Width (bottom): 9mm (3/8 inch)

Top Of Blade Shape: rounded corners

Record 1366 Plane Markings

"No 1366" - found on side of the plane.

"Record" - found on the other side of the plane.


Manufactured Dates

1935 - 1943


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