Record 0102 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 0102
The Record block plane number 0102 is a small 14cm (5 1/2 inch) plane
with a curvacious lever cap and a small button finger pad.
The plane has no fine blade adjustment mechanism so is labelled as non-adjustable. The blade is adjusted by manually setting the blade in the desired position and then locking the blade in place by securing the lever cap.
The lever cap secures the blade by turning the adjuster wheel underneath the lever cap until locked tight.
The 0102 is one of the smallest of the Record block planes, the only block planes which are smaller are the three model makers planes; 0100, 0100 1/2, and the 0101.
This style of block plane is sometimes referred to as an 'apron' plane.
The Record 0102 was originally presented in a Record cardboard box which originally was usually a fairly deep blue colour.
The boxes do appear in various shades of colour, many of which have faded with time.
The Record 0102 is very similar to the Stanley 102 and Marples M 102 block planes. The most distinguishing characteristic to identify the 0102 between the three at a glance is the blue finish.
Veritas Tools have produced a modernised version of this style of plane in the form of the Veritas Apron plane.
Length Of Sole: 140mm (5 1/2 inches)
Weight: 397 grams (7/8 lb)
Body: high grade cast iron
Lever Cap: high grade cast iron
Plane Finish: blue
Record 0102 Plane Blade / Cutter
Blade (earlier models):: tungsten steel
Blade (later models):: high quality tool steel
Width: 35mm (1 3/8 inch)
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Top Of Blade Shape: Curved
"0102" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane.
"Record" - found on the top face at the front of the plane.
1932 - 1974
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