Dating hand planes

Repainted planes have functional value but are not collectible. In general, these can be identified by the 'good to good ' note in the condition column. If a drill was equipped with one, and it is missing or is an improper replacement, it is not collectable. If a drill was originally equipped with one, and it is missing, it is not collectable. (Hairline in front knob is ok.) Proper cutter; other parts original. Repainted planes have functional value but are not collectible. Repainted drills have functional value but are not collectible. A moulding plane (or “molding” plane) is a wood plane that is used for cutting decorative profiles on a board.Examples of moulding planes include dedicated moulding planes, hollows & rounds, snipe bills, beading planes, etc.When Record Tools acquired the production rights for the planes formally manufactured by Edward Preston & Sons, a number of Edward Preston planes ended up in Record's own product line.Record Plane Price Guide Find out what each Record plane and spoke shave is worth with this quick price guide. A valuable resource which shows you what you should be paying for a Record hand plane.Start by reading Patrick Leach's comments on Stanley plane dating. If you thirst for heaps of data on plane dating, visit the Plane Type Study or the Plane Feature Timeline. This page leads you down a hypertext flowchart to determine your plane type.

Though nowhere near as complicated and involving as dating Stanley planes, Record hand planes did have their differences over a 70 year history and some of them are listed here.

The information in this Web page is derived from a type study done by Roger Smith, in his book "Patented Transitional & Metallic Planes in America." Patrick Leach reformatted the type study and added comments based on his experience with Stanley planes.

I converted the type study to hypertext and added the plane dating flowchart and feature timeline.

Stanley Hand Planes helped write the American hand plane story from the late 1800's on.

Once known as the King of Hand Planes, the Stanley Rule & Level Company put a Leonard Bailey style hand plane in just about every workshop in America.