Record 015 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 015
The Record block plane number 015 is fully adjustable block plane
from the Record plane range.
The 015 adjustable features includes an adjustable mouth and adjustable blade controls; both depth and lateral movements.
The Record 015 plane is longer than most block planes with it having a 7 inch long body.
The 015 plane has the Record blue japanned finish which is quite a rich dark blue, an indication of a plane made in 1930's - 1940's.
The adjustable mouth is controlled using the lever under the front knob. Ensure
to unscrew the front knob slightly before engaging the lever.
Adjusting the mouth allows forming a wide mouth opening through to a fine mouth opening.
Fine adjustments can be made to the blade to help accurately position the blade in the correct position.
There are two adjusters which help with this. The first is the blade depth adjuster which is located at the rear of the plane in the form of a knurled wheel nut.
The second is the lateral adjuster, located behind
the blade with the top of the lever curling over the depth adjuster wheel nut.
Ensure the cap is loose before making adjustments.
The plane has a depression either side of the plane body and the depressed finger hole on top of the front knob for grip and comfort.
The Record 015 block plane is fitted with a hooded lever cap which has the markings 'Record' on a red background.
The front nose of the plane is marked 'Record'.
The brass front knob is marked 'Record No 015'.
Length Of Sole: 178mm (7 inch)
high grade cast iron
high grade cast iron
crucible cast tungsten steel
Depth adjuster wheel/nut:
Record 015 Plane Blade / Cutter
Material: crucible cast tungsten steel
Width: 42mm (1 5/8 inch)
1934 - 1943
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