Record 0100 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 0100
The Record block plane number 0100 is a miniature plane with a
flat sole and a curved metal handle at the rear of the plane;
this handle is likened to an animal's tail so this type of plane is
often called a tailed plane or more specifically a squirrel plane.
The plane has no fine blade adjustment mechanism so is labelled as non-adjustable. The blade is manually placed in position and then held in place using a small lever cap which is locked in place with a knurled screw.
This plane is also often referred to as a model makers plane, violin makers plane or a pattern makers plane as these were the core trades which used this type of plane.
The Record 0100 only had a short production period in the late 1930's to early 1940's. Although the plane is advertised in tool catalogues from 1938-1943, the main actual production of these planes probably only took place for a few years before World War II restrictions on materials began and social effects began. The Record 0100 and the other Record model makers plane, the 0100 1/2, had one of the shortest production periods of all the Record plane ranges.
Width: 32mm (1 1/4 inch)
Length Of Sole: 88mm (3 1/2 inches)
Mouth Width: 27mm
Weight: 3/8 lb
Body: high grade cast iron
Lever Cap: high grade cast iron
Plane Finish: blue
Record 0100 Plane Blade / Cutter
Blade: tungsten steel
Width: 25mm (1 inch)
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Number of Grooves: N/A
Slot Width: N/A
Top Of Blade Shape: Squared
1938 - 1943
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