Record 0120 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 0120
The Record block plane number 0120 is a 7 inch long by 2 inch wide
plane finished with the blue Record finish.
The 0120 has a pierced blade securing cap with a curved dome top. The cap can also be referred to as a lever cap. This cap locks the blade in place by turning the knurled edged locking wheel until the cap and blade are firmly locked in place. The locking wheel is located under the dome portion of the cap.
Due to this type of blade securing cap, the Record 0120 needs a metal cross bar. This cross bar is needed because when the locking wheel is turned, pressure is placed where the locking wheel meets the blade and where the lever cap meets the cross bar.
The 0120 is equipped with a blade depth adjuster mechanism which is
operated by turning the knurled nut located just behind the top of the
blade. This allows for fine adjustments to the depth at which the blade
This block plane is fitted with a wooden front knob to offer extra grip and control. If the front knob is broken and needs to be replaced, it can be removed by turning the handle to unscrew it; the knob has a thread which locates into the plane body.
The Record 0120 block plane was part of the first range of Record planes produced back in 1931. They had a production run of a little over 50 years.
Width: 51mm (2 inch)
Length Of Sole: 178mm (7 inch)
Front Knob (earlier models): Rosewood
Front Knob (later models): wooden, usually stained Beech
Body: high grade cast iron
Lever Cap: high grade cast iron
Weight: 0.62kg (1 3/8lb)
Plane Finish: blue
Record 0120 Plane Blade / Cutter
Blade Width: 42mm (1 5/8 inch)
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Top Of Blade Shape: Oval
"Record" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.
"No 0120" - found on the top face at the front of the plane between the front mouth and knob.
"Made In England" - found on the top face towards the rear of the plane.
"Record" - found on the face of the lever cap, near the bottom.
1931 - 1982
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