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Record Bullnose and Shoulder Rabbet Plane No. 311

record 311

The Record 311 plane is a specialist plane with three different possible functions:

  1. Bull nose plane
  2. Shoulder plane
  3. Chisel plane

The switch between each plane function is by means of a simple screw and the choice of two interchangeable noses. The bullnose attachment makes the plane almost identical to the Record 077A. This is a great plane for users whose bull nose and shoulder work is intermittent.

This plane is also known as a Record three-in-one plane due to three separate plane functions. The 311 model of plane has a long of history spanning back over 100 years. The Record 311 was directly based upon its Preston 311 plane predecessor, there is now a successor of the Record and Preston models still being made today; the Clifton 3110.

The Record 311 shoulder plane is 6" (15.3cm) in length, weighs approximately 0.91kg (2lb) and has a 1 1/8" (2.9cm) wide blade.

Earlier models of this plane were presented in a varnished Record wooden box with a sliding lid.


Plane Use

The Record 311 is used for chisel plane, bullnose plane and shoulder plane work.

Plane Construction

record 311 plane

Body:
high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

Blade:
crucible cast tungsten steel

Blade (later models):
high quality tool steel

Plane finish (earlier models):
nickel plated

Plane finish (later models):
bright finish


Plane Markings

"Record No 311" on left side
"Made in England" on right side

Manufactured Dates

1935-1982
1987-1994

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 311 3-in-one 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 311

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

Price: £70 - £130

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

clifton plane

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

Price: £175 - £200

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: 311

Plane Type: Shoulder

Date Produced: 1935-1994

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