Record Fillister Plane - No. 778

record 778 plane
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Record 778 Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record
Plane Type: Duplex Rabbet / Rebate, Fillister
Model No: 778


           

The Record plane number 778 is a duplex rabbet and fillister plane from the Record Tools rabbet plane range.

The Record 778 at a glance looks like the Record 078 however on closer inspection there is a couple of subtle but useful differences:

- The fence on the Record 778 has two arms, opposed to the one arm on the Record 078.

- The fence is longer.



record 778 plane

- The arms on the Record 778 pass right through the body, opposed to the Record 078 having the arm screw into the body.

- The Record 778 has been given a blade adjuster which locates with the top of the blade, opposed to the lever adjuster found on the Record 078.

For these reasons the Record 778 is known as the Record improved rabbet plane no. 778.

The purpose of the arm modification was to create an ultra stable fence.

The purpose of the blade adjustment mechanism change was to combat reports that some users had a tendancy of resting their thumb on the Record 078 blade adjusting lever which sometimes resulted in the lever very slightly moving and as such altering the cut.

Please see the Record 078 review for the core details of the Record 778 other than the differences highlighted above.



Plane Construction

record 778 plane

Body:
high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

Fence:
high grade cast iron

Blade:
crucible cast tungsten steel

Plane finish:
blue



Plane Construction

record 778 plane

Body:
high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

Fence:
high grade cast iron

Blade:
crucible cast tungsten steel

Plane finish:
brighter blue



Plane Dimensions

Length:
216mm (8 1/2 inch)

Width:
38mm (1 1/2 inch)

Weight:
1.70kg (3 3/4lb)


Manufactured Dates

1959 - 2005+


Your Say..

Pob - While working on my Record 778 plane I found one of the screws which holds the fence mounts to the fence had gone missing. I measured the thumb screw as an 11/64th-24 pitch thread, the thread is BSW 3/16.

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