Record Block Plane - No. 0130

record block plane 0130
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Stanley 130 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 0130


The Record block plane number 0130 is a specially designed double-ended block plane.

The 0130 consists of the main plane body, a wooden knob, the plane blade and a pierced metal lever cap with a curved dome top.

This Record block plane has two mouths and two blade beds; one at either end.

The forward facing position with the mouth nearest the front of the plane is the standard block plane position. The rear facing position with the mouth virtually at the end of the plane is for use as a bull-nose plane.

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The switch of functions is performed by positioning the blade and lever cap in the required bed/mouth.

The lever cap is removed/secured by turning this locking wheel which is located under the top portion of the curvacious lever cap. The lever cap locking wheel has a knurled outer edge.

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. Once the locking wheel stops turning the lever cap should be locked tight in position and therefore the blade is also locked tight.

What's The Difference Between Record 0130 and Stanley 130 Planes?

The Record 0130 block plane and the Stanley 130 block plane are almost identical in design, size and weight. The only subtle differences between the two planes are the lever cap locking wheel, the colour and the plane markings.

Which Is Best, The Record 0130 or Stanley 130 Plane?

Providing the planes are in sound condition, when choosing which block plane to buy out of a Record 0130 plane or a Stanley 130 double-ended plane, the only question you really need to ask is which one do you prefer the look of. The old Record planes tend to be slightly more popular but there really isn't a great deal between them.

Plane Construction

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Width: 51mm (2 inch)

Length Of Sole: 200mm (8 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: 730g (1 5/8lb)

Plane Finish: blue

Plane Markings

"Record" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane.

"No 0130" - 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.

Manufactured Dates

1932 - 1982


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