Record 08SS Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Jointer Planes
Plane Type: Jointer
Model No: 08SS
The Record jointer plane number 08SS (Stay Set) is identical to the
Record 08 plane
with the exception of the cap iron design and the lever cap markings.
The "SS" part of the model name stands for "Stay Set".
The Record "Stay Set" cap iron was a two-piece cap iron which consisted of an upper piece and a lower piece (deflector).
The main advantage of the SS cap iron is that the lower piece can be quickly and easily removed/replaced without the need to remove/replace the whole cap iron.
As such the blade can be sharpened/re-ground with only the very occasional
need to reposition the upper part slightly. Overall this is a great
The Record SS planes were sold with a lever cap marked 'SS'.
The SS cap iron was advertised as being 'chatter proof guaranteed'. Record pointed out this was due to the additional third pressure point which the common one-piece cap irons didn't have.
When buying a secondhand Record 08 SS plane, it is well worth checking the two piece cap iron is present below the SS lever cap as from experience, not checking this can lead to disappointment.
1931 - 1965
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