Record 044C Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Plough Planes
Plane Type: Plough / Plow
Model No: 044C
The Record 044-C plough plane is a modified version of the
Record 044 plane.
The Record 044C plane is also referred to as a Record 044C plow plane in some parts of the world, noticeably the US and Canada.
The core functionality of the plane and parts remain the same but the plane appearance has been completely updated, most strikingly the introduction of a rear tough plastic handle.
The Record 044C consisted of body, depth gauge, double armed bridged fence, 2x arms/rods, and ten cutters.
The ten cutters sold with this plane as standard are used to plough / plow grooves from 1/8" to 1/2".
The 044C plane blades / cutters consisted of a mixture of imperial (inches)
and metric (mm) cutters.
The 044-C cutters were provided in a blue pocketed sleeve.
The Record 044C plane is s a comfortable sized plane for creating a wide range of grooves and rebates / rabbets.
The Record 044-C was sold in a light blue and white Record cardboard box with details of the plane printed across the box along with an 044-C instructions leaflet inside.
The plane was briefly made by Record Tools before the manufacturer became Record Ridgway Tools in 1972.
This plane was phased out in about 1981 when Record Ridgway Tools became Bahco Record who replaced the Record 044C plough / plow plane and Record 050C combination plane with the Record 045C plane.
A common question asked about the Record 044C plane is: Do the Record 044 plane
blades / cutters fit the Record 044C plane?
The Record 044C cutters / blades are designed differently to the Record 044 plane cutters, as such the Record 044 cutters / blades won't fit the Record 044C and similary the Record 044C cutters / blades won't fit the Record 044.
The difference between the 044 and 044C cutters is the design at the top end of the cutters / blades. The Record 044 plane cutters have a series of grooves which are used to locate with the mechanism whereas the 044C plane cutters have a small slot cut from one side.
It is these differences in the way the blades are designed to locate with the plane that make them incompatible with each other.
Length: 248mm (9 13/16")
Weight: 1.25kg (2 3/4 lb)
"044C Record" - found on the main plane section.
"Made In England" - found on the fence section.
1970 - 1981/1982
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