It was an impluse buy, for whatever reason, and I need a jointer anyway.
By doing some research, I understand that the Marples label would indicate a mid-1980's production after the .
Even in the "good ol' days" a few clinkers got through the door.
I bought it from a friend for $25 intending to use it as a roughing plane, but it was so good that I ended up using it as more of a long smoother/panel plane.
The adjustment mechanisms are as good and/or better than most old Stanley's I've used.
Hi Everyone I recently purchased a Record Marples #7 jointer.
I'm not plane expert by no means but I'm more familiar with the stanleys.
These features are avoided where possible, along with features that appear in only some planes of a given type (i.e. Where possible, the flowchart uses parts that were probably replaced less often, such as frogs, depth adjustment screws and lateral adjustment levers.