Record Smoothing Plane - No. 04 1/2

record smoothing plane 04 1/2
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Review By: I.Ball


Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Smoothing

Model No: 04 1/2

The Record smoothing plane number 04 1/2 is the widest of the standard smoothing bench planes with a width of 261mm (10 1/4") and a 61mm (2 3/8") cutter.

The 04 1/2 is made with high grade cast iron parts including machine ground sides and sole.

The plane is also fitted with a comfortable shaped hardwood rear handle and front knob. The earlier handles were made from Rosewood (pre 1950), followed by Beech.

The Record 04 1/2 was first produced by C&J Hampton Ltd, Sheffield, England who continued to produce the 04 1/2 through most of the 20th century. The Record 04 1/2 plane was one of the first planes produced by C&J Hampton Ltd's Record company.



1.

Plane Construction

record plane 04 1/2

Weight: 2.15kg (4 3/4lbs)

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 (pre 1950) or Stained Beech

Plane finish: blue


Record 04 1/2 Plane Markings

"Record" - (raised) found on the top face at the very front of the plane

"No 04 1/2" - (raised) found on the top face at the front of the plane between the blade and front knob

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

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


2.

Plane Construction

record plane 04 1/2

Weight: 2.15kg (4 3/4lbs)

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 (pre 1950) or Stained Beech

Plane finish: blue


Record 04 1/2 Plane Markings

"Record" - (raised) found on the top face at the very front of the plane

"No 04 1/2" - (raised) found on the top face at the front of the plane between the blade and front knob

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

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


3.

Plane Construction

record plane 04 1/2

Weight: 2.15kg (4 3/4lbs)

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 (pre 1950) or Stained Beech

Plane finish: blue


Record 04 1/2 Plane Markings

"Record" - (raised) found on the top face at the very front of the plane

"No 04 1/2" - (raised) found on the top face at the front of the plane between the blade and front knob

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

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


4.

Plane Dimensions

Length:
261mm (10 1/4 inch)

Width:



Record 04 1/2 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: crucible cast tungsten steel

Width: 61mm (2 3/8 inch)

5.

Manufactured Dates

1931 - 1996

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