Old Record No 6 plane rough value?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Caydel posted 03-20-2012 03:20 PM 2966 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Caydel's profile


12 posts in 1680 days

03-20-2012 03:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: record plane vintage

I have a chance to get my hands on an old Record No. 6 plane made in England. From the pics, it looks like a wartime model with the Chromium finish instead of the nickel plated finish on the lever cap. There’s a bit of red rust that I can see, but it doesn’t look too badly pitted.

Not really interested in reselling; I more have an eye on it to clean it up and use it myself, however, I know some of these old planes can have some value, and I am curious for curiosity’s sake.

So, anyone care to give a rough value for it?

6 replies so far

View Brandon's profile


4151 posts in 2372 days

#1 posted 03-20-2012 03:23 PM

I don’t see nearly as many Records as I do Baileys, but I’d say around $45 to 50. The Wartime planes are nice because they have the thick castings. Does this have the “stay set” chipbreaker? And does the lever cap have the screw or the traditional Bailey style? Just curious.

Edit—of course my guess is completely sight unseen and being less familiar with Records than Stanleys.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

View Caydel's profile


12 posts in 1680 days

#2 posted 03-20-2012 03:35 PM

re: your edit – yes, I realize any info I get here is at best a SWAG (scientific wild ass guess) since I haven’t provided any pictures ;)

As far as I know, this is just the plain old No. 6, without the Stay Set chipbreaker or corrugated base.

View Caydel's profile


12 posts in 1680 days

#3 posted 03-20-2012 03:43 PM

Updating with further info from

1. It has the first (flat top) profile on the cutting iron and chip breaker which dates it to the mid-’50s at the latest.

2. It appears to have the Chromium finish, which puts it at 1940 at the earliest.

I’m not really sure what you mean by the lever cap having a screw or ‘Bailey Style’. I’m not that familiar with Bailey planes, but it has a screw sitting in a keyhole type cut in the lever cap.

View knotscott's profile (online now)


7146 posts in 2796 days

#4 posted 03-20-2012 03:44 PM

My guess is roughly in line with Brandon’s…..$40-$60, more in really good condition, less in really poor condition. I’ve got an older Record 06 that I like a lot. Good luck, and please followup with pics.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

View Caydel's profile


12 posts in 1680 days

#5 posted 03-20-2012 03:45 PM

Ok. It’s $15 to pick this old girl up, so sounds like it’s worth doing.

Edit: Wow – I love the activity level on this forum. It moves miles quicker than other ones I enjoy. On the flipside, I don’t think I can keep on top of everything posted ;)

View Don W's profile

Don W

17877 posts in 1988 days

#6 posted 03-20-2012 07:12 PM

its well worth $15. Bring the girl home and give her a new home.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics