Record Skew Rebate Plane - No. 712

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Record 712 Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Skew Rebate

Model No: 712

The Record 712 is a skew rebate / rabbet plane especially designed for creating a fine finish when cutting across the grain, a finish which will require very little additional work, if any.

The reason for this is due to the angle of the cutter and the cut this makes.

The finish produced by the Record 712 skew rebate / rabbet plane when working across the grain is better than a rebate / rabbet plane with a squared edge mouth (if used properly).

The Record 712 and skewed rebate / rabbet planes in general are not quite as suited to with the grain work as there can be a very slight tendency for the plane to wonder.

record 712 plane

It is for these reasons Record advertised that the skew rabbet planes werenít designed to replace the squared edged rabbet planes such as the Record 078 but instead they were designed to complement each other.

The Record 712 consists of the main body, skewed plane cutter, lever cap and a depth stop.

The 219mm (8 5/8 inch) body is made from high grade cast iron with the sides and sole being made flat and true.

The 32mm (1 1/4 inch) wide skewed plane blade is held in place with the small lever cap. The lever cap is secured / released by turning the steel nut at the top of the lever cap.

The plane was also equipped with an adjustable depth stop. From my observations these depth stops do seem to have had a particular tendency to not be present with these planes.

record 712 plane

As with all skewed planes, particular attention needs to be taken with the profile of the plane bladeís cutting edge to ensure the best possible cut is made with the plane.

The Record 712 is finished in the Record blue coloured japanning.

The Record 712 had a relatively short manufacturing period in the 1930ís to early 1940ís.

The Record 712 is one of only a handful of Record planes not to have a '0' at the start of the model number.

The Record 712 was the narrowest of three planes in this series. The other two were the Record 713 and the Record 714 planes.


Plane Construction

record plane 712

high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

tungsten steel

Plane finish: blue

Record 712 Plane Markings

"Record" - found on the plane side.

"No 712" - found on the other plane side towards the front.

"Made In England" - found on the same side as the number 713 towards the rear end.

"Reg Design No 807853" - found on the same side as the number 713 towards the bottom.


Manufactured Dates

1935 - 1943


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