Record No. 405 Multi-Plane


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Record No 405 Multi-Plane
Record No. 405 Multi-Plane
as illustrated in Catalogue No. 15, February 1938

The Record Multi-Plane, as the name implies, could perform many planing operations required by the cabinet maker and joiner, namely:

1. Ploughing.
2. Dadoing.
3. Beading.
4. Centre Beading.
5. Rabbeting and Filletstering.
6. Match Planing.
7. Sash Planing.
8. Slitting.

The Record Multi-Plane possessed the following features:

Screw adjustment to the cutter.
Screw adjustment to the fence.
Screw adjustment to the depth gauge.
Two sets of arms (Long and short).
Beading stop.
Slitting cutter stop.
Sliding section depth gauge.
Cam steady.
Spurs for cross grain work.

The metal parts were all Rustless Plated, and the handle, knob and fence were of selected rosewood (on early models) or stained beech (on later models).

The following 23 cutters were supplied with the Record Multi-Plane as standard, but should extra cutters be required, they were available at extra charge.

Cutters supplied were:

1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 5/8", 3/4", 13/16" & 7/8" Plough & Dado cutters.
1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4", 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″ & 1/2″ Beading cutters.
1-3/4" Sash cutter.
3/16" & 1/4″ Match (Tongue & Groove) cutter.
1-1/4" Filletster cutter.
Slitting cutter.

Extra Cutters For The Record No. 405 Multi-Plane

26 additional cutters for the Record Multi-Plane were also available. They were:

1-1/2" Sash cutter.
3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8" & 3/4" Fluting cutters.
5.8" & 3/4" Beading cutters.
1/4", 5/16" & 3/8" Ovolo cutters.
1/8" Reeding cutter (2 beads)
1/8" Reeding cutter (3 beads)
1/8" Reeding cutter (4 beads)
1/8" Reeding cutter (5 beads)
3/16" Reeding cutter (2 beads)
3/16" Reeding cutter (3 beads)
3/16" Reeding cutter (4 beads)
3/16" Reeding cutter (5 beads)
1/4" Reeding cutter (2 beads)
1/4" Reeding cutter (3 beads)
1/4" Reeding cutter (4 beads) and
1/4" Reeding cutter (5 beads)

Special Bases And Nosing Tool

Special bases were available for the Record No. 405 Multi-Plane: A Hollow and its cutter would form a round, and a Round and its cutter would form a hollow. The Nosing Tool and its cutter would also form a round as, for example, in shaping the edges of stair treads.

Hollows and Rounds were sold in sets, comprising 1 Hollow, 1 Round and 2 cutters.

No. and Type: Cutter Width Works Circles
No. 6 Hollow and Round 1/2 inch 3/4 inch
No. 8 Hollow and Round 5/8 inch 1 inch
No. 10 Hollow and Round 3/4 inch 1-1/4 inches
No. 12 Hollow and Round 1 inch 1-1/2 inches
No. 5 Nosing Tool 1-11/16 inches 1-1/4 inches

First introduced in Catalogue No. 12, published in November 1933.


Specifications:

Manufactured: From 1933 to 1982
Length: 12 inches
Weight: 9-1/2 pounds
Cutter Width: 23 assorted cutters
Construction: Cast iron body, rosewood or stained beech knob. Tungsten steel cutters
Finish: Nickel or Rustless Plated
Features: 23 assorted cutters for ploughing, beading & tongue & grooves
Uses: For ploughing, beading, rabbeting, moulding and tongue & grooves
Average Dealer Price: $120 to $240
Average eBay Price: $90 to $180

Prices Updated: December 2008


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