Record Shoulder Rebate Plane - No. 042

record shoulder plane 042
Our Rating
User Rating

The Verdict

Review By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Record

Plane Type: Shoulder Rebate

Model No: 042

The Record 042 plane is a shoulder rebate plane from the Record rebate plane range.

The Record 042 shoulder plane is the larger of the fixed sole Record shoulder rebate planes at 8 inch long and 3/4 inch (19mm) wide.

The plane has a cast iron body, lever arm, depth adjuster and plane blade.

The Record rebate plane 042 was made for fine and accurate work.

The solid one-piece body was made with perfectly flat and squared sides and sole and with a fine mouth. The plane can be used laying on either side or standing upright. The top of the plane has curved areas on top of the plane offering added comfort and control.

record plane 042

The 042 is fitted with a 3/4 inch (19mm) tungsten steel bevel edge cutter. The bevel edge is positioned in the plane with the bevel facing upwards (as with most/all shoulder planes). The plane blades cutting edge spans the full width of the plane. The tungsten steel cutter was advertised during its time as ‘No iron will take a sharper edge, and retain it longer than will the Tungsten Steel of the Record cutters’.

The Record 042 shoulder plane is equipped with a blade adjusting mechanism. The blade adjuster control is located at the rear of the plane in the form of a knurled nut. The adjuster is used to control the depth at which the blade will cut.

The blade is held firmly in place with the use of the securing cap / lever cap / lever arm. The cap locks the blade in place by locating the securing cap into the two notches in the plane body and then turning until tight the knurled securing wheel located on the underside of the securing cap.

record 042 plane

The Record plane 042 was originally presented in a varnished Record wooden box. The box had a sliding lid with the writing ‘Record Tools, Made In England’ on the lid, it also had a yellow label at the end of the box detailing the plane information. The packaging changed in the 1940’s to a blue cardboard box with an orange/yellow label at the end of the box detailing the plane information.

The Record 042 is finished in a thin layer or nickel plating. This plating is prone to coming off through years of use, as such these planes are often found today with partial plating cover or even no plating cover.

This model of plane has more recently been revived in the form of the Clifton 420 shoulder rebate plane.


Plane Construction

record 042 plane

high grade cast iron

Lever cap:
high grade cast iron

crucible cast tungsten steel

Plane finish (earlier versions):
nickel plated

Plane finish (later versions):
bright finish

Record 042 Plane Blade / Cutter

Material: tungsten steel

Cutter Width: 19mm (3/4 inch)

Top Of Blade Shape: Squared, with open window slot


Plane Dimensions

8 inch

19mm (3/4 inch)


Plane Markings

"Record No 042" - found on one side towards the front of the plane.

"British Make" or "Made In England" - found on one side towards the front of the plane.


Manufactured Dates

1934 - 1976


Your Say..

comments powered by Disqus

Use Of Content

Enjoy viewing the encyclopedia of tools.

If you use info such as dates or photos from for certain online auction sites, forums, video footage, websites and any other forms of media, please spread the word so others know where to find the information.

Please see our terms if using more than a few dates or photos.

Popular Old Tool Reviews

Chesterman Tape Measure
Disston Saw D8
Marples Brace - Ultimatum
Rabone Square 1902
Record 09 1/2 Plane
Record Router 071
Record 405 Plane
Spear & Jackson Saw 88
Stanley 45 Plane
Stanley 50 Plane
Stanley 13-050 Plane
Stanley Router 71
Stanley Drill 803
Norris Plane A5
Sash Fillister Plane

Popular New Tool Reviews

Clifton Plane 4
Clifton Plane 7
Clifton Spokeshave 550
Joseph Marples Mortice Gauge T14
Joseph Marples Try Square
Pax Dovetail Saw 1
Veritas Block Plane DX60
Veritas Router Plane
Veritas Small Router
Veritas Spokeshave

terms & conditions | privacy | advertising | feedback | related resources | sitemap

Copyright © All rights reserved