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Record Compass Plane No. 020

record 020

The Record 020 plane is used by cabinet makers, joiners and tradesmen for various circular (concave and convex) applications such as circular table work, frames, cart wheels etc.

The base of the 020 plane is made from flexible spring steel, held at each end by legs fixed to a cast frame. This is adjusted by means of screw adjustment on the central column radius. The blade is held in a frog with cap iron and secured by the lever cap, the same as with the Record bench planes. The blade can be adjusted in and out of the cutting plane by means of the brass wheel nut set behind the frog. The blade can be adjusted laterally by the lever set behind the blade which is fixed to the face of the frog.

The Record 020 compass plane is 10" (25.4cm) in length, weighs approximately 1.92kg (4 1/4lb) and has a cutter with a width of 1 3/4" (4.5cm).


Plane Use

The Record 020 plane is used for circular work, concaved and convex curves.

Plane Construction

record 020 plane

Body and frog:
high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron with a plated finish

Base:
flexible spring steel Cap iron:
best quality steel

Blade (earlier models):
crucible cast tungsten steel

Blade (later models):
tungsten vanadium steel

Plane finish:
Record stove enamel blue


Plane Markings

"Made In England" - on top of front nose
"Record No 020" - On top of the centre adjustment screw
"Record" - on lever cap face

Manufactured Dates

1932-1969

Plane Also Known As

Circular plane

Further Info

Record Tool catalogues, No's: 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
Record Planecraft books: 1934, 1943, 1945, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1959

There are also numerous retailer tool catalogues of their time which listed this plane for sale with picture/drawing and snippets of information. We have found it quite facinating looking at some of these and viewing the other tools of the time.

Where Can I Buy This Tool Secondhand?

record 020

This model of plane can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: £65 - £140

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Where Can I Buy Alternative Modern Planes?

Anant or Kunz Circular Planes

This model of plane can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: £150 - £260

Shops which sell these planes

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Plane Details

Manufacturer: Record

Model No: 020

Plane Type: Compass

Date Produced: 1932-1969

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