Record Irwin No 4 Hand Plane

Record Irwin No 4 Hand Plane

David Harrison reviews the Record Irwin No 4 Hand Plane. David Dismantles the tool gives a brief over view of the parts shows the plane working and gives you his overall opinion of the tool .There is an affiliate link to amazon where the tool can be purchased this means if you click the link and make a purchase David will recieve a comission this does not effect the buyer in any way.
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  1. Rug Cutter on February 28, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    I thought a number 4 was a smoothing plane or bench plane . No 5 and upwards are Jack planes or jointer planes.

  2. Alex Ellis on February 28, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Screwfix say that this has a 20 degree angle, but I can’t find any honing guides for a 20 degree angle – just 25 and 30 degrees. What do you recommend David?

  3. Dragan Gocevski on February 28, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    This is a great video David! It should help many people who are trying to get into woodworking without breaking the bank. I am really amazed from the performance of these hand planes which apparently all are made in India. Here is a blog from Paul Sellers about the same planes – different brands.
    Happy woodworking everybody, and thank you David! 🙂

  4. Todd Ferrell on February 28, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    $20 in the United States. I just purchased this plane. Nice to see a cheap plane can do a nice job in capable hands. I was adjusting mine all wrong so thank you for the great instructions!

  5. bef58115 on February 28, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Thanks for the video – super useful

  6. Gail Pengelly on February 28, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Superb concise instructions…THANK YOU X Gail in Plymouth

  7. eggypickle on March 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    You know, these don’t seem too bad. How flat and square was it new? I can find #4 Baileys all day that just need a clean up to work well but if someone needed a new plane on a budget this seems pretty similar to the old models, save for the plastic handles.

  8. Oliver Delica on March 1, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Wait a no.4 is a jack? Did I hear that correctly?

  9. Stephen Brown on March 1, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Thank you David, very helpful – a guide for ‘the rest of us’. I know there are many, many videos on YouTube about tool sharpening. I think you would be able to make a useful addition if you could cover the practical basics. i.e. How to get a chisel or plane blade ‘good enough’ to use.

  10. Green Building on March 1, 2022 at 12:02 am

    very nice plane.. How about the weight how many Kilogram ?

  11. Thomas Willerton on March 1, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Thanks. Massive help.

  12. Geekistaan on March 1, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Hi David. Thanks for the video. I have access to buying this in my country. How would you rate this vs a Stanley no 4 (£50 on Amazon one). And overall is this a good enough plane to last a few years or more? Also is the bottom flat or does it need work?

  13. Natanael on March 1, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Great tutorial! thanks. I have it. Is it good for guitar building ? Thanks.

  14. kristoff scuba on March 1, 2022 at 12:12 am

    I have bought this plane and my blade sticks out under the sole much to far, around 2mm, even when the adjustment is backed fully out. I can’t work out for the life of me what I’m doing wrong. I have 3 other planes and don’t have this problem with any of them.

  15. mysubbuteo on March 1, 2022 at 12:20 am

    I found this video very useful in demonstrating the basic principles of operation of the Record No4 plane. Many thanks.

  16. Glenn Siegel on March 1, 2022 at 12:21 am

    nice job