16 June 2016 at 6:28 pm #137883
I was very fortunate to find a Record #778 rebate plane last weekend. I believe it’s from the 1970’s. I’ve been busy tuning it up and will blog about it separately. But it came with three identical instruction sheets. I’m wondering if there are any #778 owners who would like a copy of the instruction sheet. They’re not in perfect shape, but plenty good enough for anyone who wants this to go along with their plane.
If anyone would like one of my extra copies, send me a message and I’ll be happy to mail it.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/16 June 2016 at 6:43 pm #137888Salko SaficParticipant
Great find Matt, the veritas plow plane and rebate plane however different are actually based on the Record. I thought I’d add that in since I just put one away. btw send us the link to your blog.
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(Hand tool only woodworking magazine)16 June 2016 at 6:59 pm #137889
Hey Salko, how’s it going? The web address of my blog is on the signature line of all my forum posts. But if you mean a link to the blog that I’ll do about the #778, then I’ll add that to this forum topic when it’s ready.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/22 June 2016 at 10:18 pm #138047
For anyone who is interested in the Record #778 rebate plane, I’ve written a blog about it here. And I still have the two extra sets of instructions for the plane. And I still have the two extra sets of instructions for the plane, in case anyone wants a copy.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/29 June 2016 at 5:51 pm #138159
Matt ……. Is this plane similar to the Stanley #78, if so I have one that someone gave me but have not used it yet as wasn’t sure if it missing parts and what the set up is.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US29 June 2016 at 7:01 pm #138160
Hi Steve. Wow – congratulation on being given a #78. I’m sure I read somewhere that the Record #778 is patterned off the Stanley #78. Mine had all the parts and it was very easy to get it into good condition and working smoothly. I like it a lot. I wrote a blog about it and in the blog is a picture of all component parts. You could check to see if you have all those parts. The link to the blog is in the forum comment above yours.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/29 June 2016 at 10:24 pm #138165Richard SeniorParticipant
The main difference between the 778 and 78 is that the 778 has a two-armed fence. According to record-planes.com, the Record 778 was an adaptation of the Woden W78, which was an adaptation of the Record #78. I assume the Record #78 was based on the Stanley #78, as were several others — I have a Sargent #79 and it is the same pattern.6 July 2016 at 6:50 pm #138319
Matt, thanks I will check out your Blog.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US8 July 2016 at 8:45 pm #138376
Congratulations on obtaining your new (to you) 778. Finding those or the Stanley 78 is getting increasingly harder to do. I searched and searched…..sigh and then was watching Paul use (as he put it) his very favorite plow plane. I am normally a lower budget kind of guy…well, except for the occasional/getting too frequent tool purchase. Anyway, back to the plane. I spent an evening with a cocktail at hand looking at the plane on the internet. The more I looked, the more I coveted and the more I felt deprived of having this wonderful tool in my shop. Have you ever seen the beautiful brass knobs? They are really shiny. My wallet was saying, “Listen up big guy this is a lot of money.” On the other hand, my AmEx kept peeking out and sorta like the devil got behind me and pushed. I am the proud owner of the Veritas plow plane and everything they had to go with it(a further moment of weakness). I also happen to own a $175 Buck hunting knife that I purchased under the same conditions a couple of years ago. I may need to hook up one of those breath-a-lizer switches for my internet connection.
I just signed up to follow your blog…..and sober too.
Dan9 July 2016 at 9:52 pm #138391
The Veritas Small plane is one of the few “new” tools I own and it is a very nice plane. I just spent the $59 to have them retro fit it to accommodate the new beading blades they have which will be my next purchase.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US9 July 2016 at 9:57 pm #138392
Steve, you will be glad you did the upgrade for the new blades. Fortunately my plane already accepts those blades and the bead works wonderfully well.
Dan9 July 2016 at 11:16 pm #138395
@sanhozay – thanx for the information, Richard.
@rtexacwby and @smassiesr – Hey Dan and Steve. Dan, that’s hilarious about the devil in the wallet. Dan and Steve – I’ve had the Veritas grooving plane for a year or two and I love it. I recently had the upgrade done to it so that it can take beading blades too. Great tool.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/10 July 2016 at 3:25 pm #138410
Thanks Dan and Matt this is good to know. Have you tried out or have the tongue and groove set, and any other straight blades?
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US10 July 2016 at 4:06 pm #138414
Steve, I didn’t get the T&G blades. That would be a great capability to add to this plane. If I remember correctly, the plane came originally with a 1/4″ straight blade. I now have a 3/8″ straight blade and they both work very well.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/10 July 2016 at 10:25 pm #138417
Sorry I had a brain fart when you mentioned having the upgrade. I said my plane did not need one….well, I do not have the t&g blades. I do have all the other blades from 1/8 up and then three of the beading blades. Sorry for the confusion….now I made make myself a cocktail and go have a look at those t&g blades and that upgrade…..or maybe not.
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