Record Spokeshave - No. A63 / A64

record spokeshave A63
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Record Spokeshave A63 / A64 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Spokeshaves

Manufacturer: Record

Tool Type: Spokeshave

Model No: A63 / A64


The Record spokeshaves number A63 / A64 are a simple 9 inch long non-adjustable spokeshave.

These spokeshaves are classed as non-adjustable spokeshaves due to there being no fine adjustment mechanism for adjusting the blade. The 45mm (1 3/4 inch) wide blade on the A63 / A64 spokeshaves has to be manually placed in position by hand.

Once in place, the cutter is secured by locking the lever cap on to the blade. The lever cap is locked / released by turning the lever cap thumbscrew.

The spokeshave body and lever cap were advertised as 'All-Steel / Malleable Iron (Unbreakable)' and were finished with a red japanning finish, a finish colour which was not the norm for Record tools.

The handles on the A63 / A64 are advertised as a 'straight handle'.

record red spokeshave A63

Each handle has a convenient circular hole cut in the end to allow the tool to hung from a hook in the workshop.

The Record A63 spokeshave has a round bottom / curved sole.

The Record A64 spokeshave has a flat sole.

The combination of these two spokeshaves make them suitable for a number of fine shaving applications primarily on convex and concave curved edges with the A63 suited to shaping and shaving concave curves and the A64 used to shape and shave convex curves.

The Record A63 and A64 spokeshaves have blue version counterparts in the form of the Record 063 and 064 spokeshaves. These spokeshaves are virtually the same other than they are finished in blue paint and they are made from a different material.

Spokeshave Construction

malleable iron

Blade Adjusters:

Spokeshave finish:

Spokeshave Dimensions

record spokeshave A63 blade

228mm (9 inch)

Cutter Bed:
45 degrees

226g (8oz)

Record Spokeshave Blade / Cutter

Cutter: tungsten steel

Cutter Width: 45mm (1 3/4 inch)

Manufactured Dates

1938 - 1970>

Spokeshave Also Known As

Record red spoke-shaves
Record a63 / a64 round and flat spoke-shaves
Record small red spoke-shave

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