Record 0101 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 0101
The Record block plane number 0101 is 88mm (3 1/2 inch) in length, making
this the smallest plane in the Record range along with the 0100 and
the 0100 1/2 model makers planes.
The miniature Record 0101 plane was designed for use by model makers, instrument makers and for intricate work.
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 securing cap / lever cap which is locked in place with a knurled nut (the screw photographed is a replacement).
Due to this type of blade securing cap, the Record 0101 needs a metal
cross bar. This cross bar is needed because when the locking screw is
turned, pressure is placed where the locking screw meets the blade and
where the securing cap meets the cross bar.
The miniature Record 0101 was equipped with an in-built short finger pad front knob to offer the user more control when planing.
The Record 0101 only had a short production period in the mid 1930's to early 1940's. Although the plane is advertised in tool catalogues from 1935-1943, the main actual production of these planes probably wasn't quite as long as this as World War II restrictions on materials and the social effects of the war probably stemmed or halted production earlier than 1943. The Record 0101 had one of the shortest production periods of all the Record plane ranges.
Length Of Sole: 88mm (3 1/2 inches)
Weight: 113 grams (1/4 lb)
Body: high grade cast iron
Lever Cap: high grade cast iron
Plane Finish: blue
Record 0101 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: Curved
"0101" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane.
1935 - 1943
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