Record Skew Rabbet Plane
Introduced in 1935 by Record, the trademark name of C. &
J. Hampton of Sheffield, England, the Record skew rabbet plane
was offered in three sizes: the 712 had a 1-1/4" cutter,
the 713 had a 1-1/2" cutter, and the plane shown, the
714, had a 1-3/4" cutter. All models were available until
manufacturing was discontinued in 1943. It is thought that
some remaining stock was available until 1962, the date at
which the plane was finally removed from the Record tool catalog.
No patent was applied for or issued for this innovative metal
plane. Particularly interesting are the cast receptacle for
the hand and the advertised fully ground sides that allowed
the plane to be used on either side in a manner similar to
a shooting plane. The skewed cutter was certainly only a continuation
of this type of cutter placement found previously in wooden
badger and rebate (rabbet) planes.