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Record Shoulder Rebate Plane No. 042

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The Record 042 shoulder plane is 8" (20.4cm) in length, weighs approximately 1.25kg (2 3/4lb) and has a 3/4" (1.9cm) wide blade.

This is a specialist plane designed for trimming and adjusting of shoulders to the stiles etc. The Record 042 plane is used by cabinet makers, joiners and tradesmen for final fitting of joints. The blade is shouldered and full width, set at a low angle with screw adjustment for accuracy. The 042 plane blade has a slot which locates on the adjusting screw. The blade is secured by the shaped lever cap which has a securing screw underneath.

This plane was designed to a very similar specification to its predecessor, the Edward Preston 1368 rebate plane. A modern day version of the Record 042 can still be bought today in the form of the Clifton 420 shoulder plane.


Plane Use

The Record 042 is used for trimming and adjusting of shoulders to the stiles etc.

Plane Construction

record 042 plane

Body:
high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

Blade (earlier models):
crucible cast tungsten steel

Blade (later models):
tungsten vanadium steel

Plane finish (earlier models):
nickel plated

Plane finish (later models):
bright finish


Plane Markings

"Record No 042" on left side
"Made in England" on right side
"042" on the underside of the lever cap

Manufactured Dates

1934-1976

How To Date This Plane

Early planes - were finished with nickel plating
Later planes - were finished with a bright finish

Plane Also Known As

Record 042 Shoulder Rabbet Plane

Further Info

Record Tool catalogues, No's: 14, 15, 16, 17
Record Planecraft books: 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 042

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

Price: 50 - 110

Shops which sell similar planes

* The price shown is a typical price. The price may vary between retailers. The price may vary between planes. Some planes may command higher prices due to condition, type, age, variations.

Where Can I Buy Alternative Modern Planes?

Clifton Planes

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

Price: 170 - 215

Shops which sell these planes

* The price shown is a typical price. The price may vary between retailers.

Where Can I Buy Replacement Plane Blades

Replacement Plane Blades

plane blade

Replacement plane cutters for this model of plane can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: 15 - 20

Shops which sell these plane blades

* The price shown is a typical price. The price may vary between retailers.


Plane Details

Manufacturer: Record

Model No: 042

Plane Type: Shoulder

Date Produced: 1934-1976

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50 - 110

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