Record Plough Plane - No. 045C

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Record 045C Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record / Record Marples (Bahco Record Tool Group)

Plane Type: Plough

Model No: 045C

The Record plough plane number 045C is plane designed for easily cutting grooves and rebates / rabbets of varying widths.

The Record 045C plane is also referred to as a Record 045C plow plane in some parts of the world, noticeably the US and Canada.

The Record 045C plough plane was introduced to the Record range in about 1981 when Record Ridgway Tools (Record Ridgway Limited) became Bahco Record Tool Group.

The 045C plane was the successor of the Record 044C plane and the Record 050C plane which were discontinued at the time of the introduction of the 045C.

Bahco Record introduced this plane as part of their 'Record Marples' plane range.

record 045c plane

The Record 045C was designed to be used to cut across end grain as well as with or along the grain.

The cross-grain work was assisted with the use of a spur.

The 045C was originally sold with just one cutter as standard, a 4mm cutter.

The fence allows the plane to operate up to a maximum of 160mm from the edge of a piece of work.

The Record 045C was designed with the ability to upgrade the plane from a plough / plow plane (grooving / rebates) to a combination plane.

This could be done with the use of the conversion kit K050C.

The K050C conversion kit allowed addtional functionality such as beading, tonguing, fluting, reeding and sash work.

The K050C conversion kit converts the plane, you then require the appropriate cutters.

record 045c plane

The plough cutters produced for the Record 045C plane were:

Plough 1/8" (3.2mm), 4mm, 3/16" (4.8mm), 6mm, 1/4" (6.4mm), 5/16" (7.9mm), 9mm, 3/8" (9.5mm), 12mm, 1/2" (12.7mm), 5/8" (15.9mm), 19mm, 7/8" (22.2mm)

The additional cutters for the Record 045C plane for use with the K050C conversion kit were:

Beading - 1/8" (3.2mm), 3/16" (4.8mm), 1/4" (6.4mm), 3/8" (9.5mm), 1/2" (12.7mm)

Fillister - 1 1/4" (32.2mm)

Fluting - 3/16" (4.8mm), 1/4" (6.4mm), 3/8" (9.5mm)

Reeding (2 reeds) - 1/8" (3.2mm), 1/4" (6.4mm)

record 045c plane blades

Reeding (3 reeds) - 1/8" (3.2mm), 1/4" (6.4mm)

Sash - 1 1/2" (38mm), 1 3/4" (45mm)

Tonguing - 3/16" (4.8mm), 1/4" (6.4mm)

The plane was sold in a Record Marples cardboard box.


Plane Construction

Body / Fence:
cast iron

plastic (shockproof)

chrome vanadium steel

Plane finish:
chrome plated


Plane Dimensions

255mm (10 inch)


Manufactured Dates

1981/1982 - 1995


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