Record Smoothing Plane - No. 04 1/2 C

record plane 04 1/2 c corrugated
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Record 04 1/2 C Plane Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Smoothing

Model No: 04 1/2 C


The Record smoothing plane number 04 1/2C is identical to the Record 04 1/2 plane with the difference being the sole of the 04 1/2 C is corrugated; a series of parallel grooves running the length of the sole.

This type of sole is referred to as a corrugated sole. The 'C' in the model number '4 1/2 C' stands for 'corrugated'.

The idea behind the corrugated plane is the sole has less friction when planing, particularly as the board becomes true. The smoothness of the planing can be improved further by lubricating the sole with oil/wax etc.

Plane Construction

record plane 04 1/2 C

Length Of Sole: 261mm (10 1/4 inch)

Weight: 2.15kg (4 3/4lbs)

Body and frog: high grade cast iron

Lever cap: high grade cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron: best quality steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut: brass

Handle and Knob: Rosewood or Beech

Plane finish: blue

Record 04 1/2 C (Corrugated) Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: crucible cast tungsten steel

Width: 61mm (2 3/8 inch)

Manufactured Dates

1931 - 1971

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