Record Smoothing Plane - No. 02C

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Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Smoothing

Model No: 02C

The Record smoothing plane number 02C is a smoothing plane which is the smallest of the Record smoothing planes at 7 1/4 inch (18.4cm) in length.

The 02C model is identical to the Record 02 plane with the difference being the sole of the 02C is corrugated; a series of parallel grooves running the length of the sole.

The plane is constructed from high grade cast iron with a crucible cast tungsten steel cutter and a lever cap made with high grade cast iron with a plated finish. The plane sported a Rosewood rear handle and front knob.

The Record 02C plane was produced for a period of 10 years through the 1930's to the early 1940's until production stopped during World War II.


Plane Construction

record plane 02C

Length Of Sole: 184mm (7 1/4 inch)

Weight: 2 3/8lbs

Body and frog: high grade cast iron

Lever cap: high grade cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron: best quality steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut: brass

Handle and Knob: Rosewood

Plane finish: blue

Record 02C Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: crucible cast tungsten steel

Width: 41mm (1 5/8 inch)


Plane Markings

"No 02" - (raised) found at the front of the plane

"Record" - (raised) found at the rear of the plane

"Made in England" - (raised) found at the rear of the plane

"Record" - set in relief on the lever cap face


Manufactured Dates

1933 - 1943


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