Record Block Plane - No. 060 1/2

record block plane 060 1/2
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Record 060 1/2 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Block

Model No: 060 1/2


           

The Record 060 1/2 plane is part of the Record block plane range.

The 060 1/2 block plane is fitted with a hooded level cap, a tungsten steel plane blade, a lateral lever blade adjuster, a blade depth adjuster, a brass front knob, and an adjustable mouth lever.

The handy sized 6 inch long plane can comfortably be wielded within the palm of the hand. The plane includes a couple of features to help with the comfort and control of the plane. The 060 1/2 has a finger grip indent on the outer edge of both plane sides along with a brass front knob with a finger press indent on the top side.



record plane 060 1/2

The Record 060 1/2 is one of the top of the range block planes from the Record block plane list. The reason for this status is due to having an adjustable blade and the desirable feature for cabinet makers of having an adjustable mouth.

The adjustable mouth allows the user to set whether they wish for the plane to carry out fine work (fine mouth) through to coarse work (open mouth).

The adjustable mouth is formed with a fitted metal plate at the forward end of the sole which is separate to the main body. This metal plate can be accurately slid forward or backwards to the required position by turning the mouth adjuster.

The mouth adjuster is the funny metal lever wrapped around the underside of the front knob. Prior to using this adjuster, ensure to unscrew the brass knob slightly to release the lever and then tighten the knob again once the mouth is in the required position. Failure to do so could result in damage to the mechanism.

record plane 060 1/2

The 060 1/2 plane has a 1 3/8 inch blade which sits on a 12 degree bed. The 12 degree bed is at a lower angle than the usual 20 degree bed found on most block planes for this reason the Record 060 1/2 is a low angle block plane.

The Record 060 1/2 plane blade has a series of grooves on the rear side of the blade, towards the top end which locate into the lateral blade adjuster mechanism.

The lateral lever is located behind the blade with the lever appearing from the top of the blade curving over the brass blade depth adjuster. The lateral lever allows fine adjustment of the blade laterally (sideways). The blade can also be adjusted inwards and outwards (depth of cut) by turning the knurled brass adjuster at the rear of the plane.

Ensure to loosen the lever cap before making these adjustments. Failure to do so could result in damage to the mechanism.

The hooded lever cap locks the blade in place by sliding the lever sideways (old Record 060 1/2 planes) or turning the brass knurled knob (new Record 060 1/2 planes).



What is the difference between the Record 060 1/2 block plane and the Record 09 1/2 block plane?

The main differences between the Record 060 1/2 and the 09 1/2 are:

  • The 060 1/2 is a narrower plane with a 1 3/8" plane blade in contrast to the 1 5/8" plane blade of the Record 09 1/2.
  • The 060 1/2 is a low angle block plane with a 12 degree bed in contrast to the 20 degree bed of the Record 09 1/2.

Plane Construction

record plane 060 1/2

Length Of Sole: 152mm (6 inch)

Front Knob: Brass

Body: high grade cast iron

Lever Cap: high grade cast iron

Weight: 680g (1 1/2lb)

Plane Finish: blue


Record 060 1/2 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: crucible cast tungsten steel

Width: 42mm (1 5/8 inch)


Record 060 1/2 Plane Markings

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

"Made in England" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane

"Record" - found on the lever cap face



Plane Construction

record marples plane 060 1/2

Length Of Sole: 152mm (6 inch)

Front Knob: Brass

Body: high grade cast iron

Lever Cap: high grade cast iron

Weight: 680g (1 1/2lb)

Plane Finish: blue


Record 060 1/2 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: crucible cast tungsten steel

Width: 42mm (1 5/8 inch)


record marples plane 060 1/2

Record Marples 060 1/2 Plane Markings

"Record Marples 060 1/2" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane

"Made in England" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane

"Record" - found on the lever cap face



Plane Construction

record plane 060 1/2

Length Of Sole: 152mm (6 inch)

Front Knob: Brass

Body: high grade cast iron

Lever Cap: high grade cast iron

Weight: 680g (1 1/2lb)

Plane Finish: blue


Record 060 1/2 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: crucible cast tungsten steel

Width: 42mm (1 5/8 inch)


Record 060 1/2 Plane Markings

"No 060 1/2" - found on the top face at the very front of the plane

"Made in England" - found on the top face at the rear of the plane

"Record" - found on the lever cap face



Manufactured Dates

1982 - 2013+


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