Record 0220 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Block Planes
Plane Type: Block
Model No: 0220
The Record block plane number 0220 is a 178mm long plane
which is ideal for finishing and end grain work.
The 0220 has a hooded lever cap which secures the 42mm (1 5/8 inch) wide Record blade. The lever cap secures the blade be swiveling the lever, this in turn puts pressure on the blade and the securing screw until firmly in position.
If the lever when swivelled leaves the cap too loose, tighten the securing screw. Similarly if the lever cap won't secure because it is too tight then loosen the securing screw.
The plane has a blade depth adjuster mechanism which is operated by turning the knurled nut located just behind the top of 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.
Such was the popularity of the Record 0220 block plane, it had a very long production period, as can be seen from the manufacturing dates.
The Record 0220 block plane is almost identical to the
Stanley 220 block plane .
The main noticable distinguishing difference is the 0220 has
a blue coloured finish and the Stanley 220 has a black finish.
Another slight difference which clearly distinguishes between the two planes is the plane markings.
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 0220 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 0220" - 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 - 1994
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