Record 400 1/2 Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Specialist Planes
Plane Type: Scrub
Model No: 400 1/2
The Record number 400 1/2 is commonly known as
the Record Scrub Plane.
The Record number 400 1/2's main distinctive features are that it is a narrow, simplified bench plane with a very open mouth with Record blue finish.
The open mouth allows large amounts of shavings to pass through it as it works a piece of timber.
This feature makes the plane suited to carrying out rougher work and removing lots of stock quickly.
The Record Scrub Plane is fitted with a hardwood rear handle, hardwood front knob, screw cap and single iron.
The plane blade is ground with a round edge to ensure the plane can cope with heavy work.
The Record Scrub Plane No. 400 1/2 was based upon the
old Stanley 40 Scrub Plane.
In recent times Veritas Tools have introduced a scrub plane which is similar to the Record 400 1/2 Scrub Plane and Stanley 40 Scrub Plane, see the Veritas Scrub Plane Review.
1935 - 1943
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