Record Block Plane - No. 0101

record plane 0101
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Record 0101 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

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).

miniature record plane 0101

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.

Plane Construction

record miniature plane 0101

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

Plane Markings

"0101" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane.

Manufactured Dates

1935 - 1943


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