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Record Block Plane No. 018

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The Record 018 block plane is a knuckle lever cap block plane which was produced for the longest period of time out of all of these type of planes. The 018 is 6" (15.3cm) in length, weighs approximately 0.68kg (1 1/2lb) and is fitted with a 1 5/8" (4.2cm) blade.

The 018, advertised as 'the most refined plane of the range' is a fully adjustable plane with a mouth which can easily be adjusted for fine or coarse work.

Plane Use

The Record 018 block plane is primarily used for end grain work, they are also used for finishing work.

Plane Construction

record 018 plane

high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

Blade (earlier models):
crucible cast tungsten steel

Blade (later models):
high quality tool steel

Plane finish:
Record stove enamel blue

Earlier models were nickel plated.

Manufactured Dates


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 018

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.

Plane Details

Manufacturer: Record

Model No: 018

Plane Type: Block

Date Produced: 1934-1967

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