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Record Jointer Plane No. 07C (Corrugated)

record 07 corrugated

The Record no. 07C (Corrugated) jointer plane is a 22" (55.9cm) long plane designed for accurate shooting of long edges such as joining the boards for table and counter tops etc. The accuracy of this plane coupled with the long sole simplify and speed up this kind of work. The plane is fitted with a 2 3/8" (6.1cm) blade and weighs in at around 3.63kg (8lbs). This plane is also known as a try plane.

The 'C' in the model number indicates the plane has a corrugated sole; a base with a series of parallel grooves. The corrugated sole was designed with the intention of reducing friction between the plane and the surface being planed.

Purely judging by the limited number of corrugated based number '7' model planes which appear on the market today, I think it would be safe to assume there were considerably less of these types of planes produced than the standard smooth based planes. This was probably partly due to the corrugated base plane being the most expensive version.

The older C & J Hampton Record planes have quite a following of late from both users and collectors. From observing the sale of secondhand Record planes and Stanley planes, we have noticed Record planes generally command slightly higher prices than their Stanley equivalent plane of the period. These Record 07 planes were probably the second most used number '7' model of the 20th century behind the Stanley no. 7 equivalent.

Number 7 jointer planes are still being made; model number '7' planes which are made today include Stanley, Irwin Record, Clifton, Veritas and Lie-Nielsen. As far as I am aware there are no makers today who produce a number 7 plane with a corrugated sole.


Plane Use

The Record 07 corrugated plane is generally used for the accurate shooting of long edges.

Plane Construction

record 07 corrugated plane

Body and frog:
high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron with a plated finish

Cap iron:
best quality steel

Blade:
crucible cast tungsten steel

Depth adjuster wheel/nut:
brass

Handle and knob (earlier models):
rosewood

Handle and knob (later models):
selected hardwoods

Plane finish:
Record stove enamel blue


Plane Markings

"No 07" - (raised) found at the front of the plane
"Record" - (raised) found at the rear of the plane
"Made in England" - (raised) found at the rear of the plane
"Record" - set in relief on the lever cap face

Manufactured Dates

1931-1993

How To Date This Plane

Early planes - (dates) - handle and front knob made from rosewood
Later planes - (dates) - handle and front knob made from selected hardwoods

Further Info

Record Tool catalogues, No's: 10, 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 07 corrugated

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

Price: £45 - £90

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* 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

clifton plane

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

Price: £270 - £310

Shops which sell these planes

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Plane Details

Manufacturer: Record

Model No: 07 C

Plane Type: Jointer

Date Produced: 1931-1993

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