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Irwin Record 50mm Smoothing plane
- Purpose - Precise and efficient removal of material on door frames and wooden beams
- Planing depth - 50mm
Features and Benefits
- Cutter pre-set at 12.1/2° Adjustments control thought brass adjusting nut and lateral adjusting lever for fine or coarse work and end grain.
- Robust body offers maximum control. Plane is fully adjustable to depth of cut whilst cutter is held firmly by lever and cam.
- Robust lever cap
- Fine adjustment
|Handle material||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)|
|Blade type||Carbon steel cutting iron|
|Number of chamfer grooves||1|
Good idea - Poor execution
FrustratedChippie - 3 years ago
This would be a great product (Review is for a Record No5 Jack Plane) but is let down by poor finishing (e.g. moulding marks on plastic handles making them uncomfortable) and even poorer materials. After grinding, sharpening and polishing the blade bevel (it is practically blunt out of the box) I tried to use it only to have the yoke adjuster snap where it butts against the chip breaker. What is even more frustrating (apart from having 9/10 of a working plane) is that I lost the receipt soon after purchase so cannot return it. On a plus note, the plane is not too heavy, has a relatively good range of adjustment and the blade takes a fine edge once you have fettled it. I have rated this as poor for the yoke failure (not good enough with modern materials and manufacturing when I have a 40 yo Stanley No4 plane still going strong) but would otherwise rate as "good" for the price.
MrWoody - 5 years ago
it works out the box Ok but after lapping and squaring off the blade and polishing the bevel its a very nice plain as good as my No 4 faith full