Record T5 SS Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Jack Planes
Plane Type: Jack
Model No: T5 SS
The Record jack plane number T5 SS (Stay Set) is identical to the
(see the Record T5 for the full review) with the exception
of the faceplate and the 'Stay Set' cap iron.
The face plate has the addition of 'SS' on top of a red back ground, located toward the top of the lever cap face. This 'SS' indicates the plane is fitted with the Stay Set cap iron (always best to check as replacements with different parts can of occurred during the planes history).
The 'Stay Set' cap iron is made in two parts, the upper, or main part and the lower,
In adjusting the cap iron, seldom will it be necessary to move the upper part. Once the deflector is set at the required distance, the cutter may be honed many times and the deflector put back in exactly the same place as it occupied before.
There is no need to reomve the upper part even for grinding.
The Stay Set cap iron is a great time saver. The saving of time, however important, is not the main advantage of the Stay Set cap iron. The one bugbear of fine work with planes has been the tendency for some of them to 'chatter'.
Chattering with the Stay Set cap iron is an impossibility.
Length: 33cm (13 inch)
Weight: 2.27kg (5lbs)
Body and frog: high grade cast iron
Lever cap: high grade cast iron with a plated finish
Cap iron: best quality steel
Blade: crucible cast tungsten steel
Depth adjuster wheel/nut: brass
Handle and knob (earlier models 1930's - 1940's): rosewood
Handle and knob (later models 1950's - 1960's): selected hardwoods
Plane finish: blue
1939 - 1965
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