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Record Duplex Rabbet and Filletster Plane No. 078

record 078

The Record 078 plane is used for rabbeting works to joinery and general carpentry usages. The plane has a full width blade, a single bar and fence for side-to-side management for controlling the width of rabbet and a depth stop to control the depth of rabbet. The plane has two positions for the blade:

i) one at the front for use of the plane as a bullnose
ii) the second position more commonly used approximately a third of the length of plane in from the front.

The blade is secured by a face cap which has screw adjustment to the top to tighten the face plate and blade. The blade can be moved in and out at the cutting face on the base by this lever. There is a spur which can be rotated to give a scribing/cutting to the edge of rebate, this is particularly useful when rabbeting across the grain. This is a good commonly used plane for rabbeting purposes.

The Record 078 rebate plane has a length of 8 1/2" (21.6cm), a 1 1/2" (3.8cm) cutter and weighs approximately 1.47kg (3 1/4lb).

Plane Use

The Record 078 is used for rabbeting works to joinery and general carpentry usages.

Plane Construction

record 078 plane

high grade cast iron

Cap Iron:
high grade cast iron

high grade cast iron

Blade (earlier models):
best cast crucible tungsten steel

Blade (later models):
tungsten vanadium steel

Plane finish:
Record stove enamel blue

Manufactured Dates


Plane Also Known As

Record 078 Plane
Record 078 Fillester Plane
Record 078 Duplex Plane
Record 078 Rebate 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 078

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

Price: £15 - £40

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Plane Details

Manufacturer: Record

Model No: 078

Plane Type: Filletster

Date Produced: 1932-1980

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