Ray Iles Plane Iron RI021 2

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Ray Iles RI021 2" (50mm) plane iron fits the Stanley, Record & Quangsheng No.4 & No.5s and equivalents

  • 2.5 - 3mm thick
  • O1 carbon steel hardened to RC59-61.

Fits the following smoothing planes and jack planes:

  • Stanley No.4 (Bailey pattern or Bedrock pattern)
  • Record No.4
  • Quangsheng No.4
  • Stanley No.5 (Bailey pattern or Bedrock pattern)
  • Record No.5
  • Quangsheng No.5
  • equivalents

Planes that originally had thinner irons may need the mouth opening slightly with a file.

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  • 5
    Excellent replacement giving significant improvement

    Posted by Doc Zoff on 31st Dec 2021

    I fitted this into a Record No4 as a replacement for the existing Spear and Jackson iron. During fitting I also improved the stability of the frog (it had previously had a slight wobble when not tightened and burrs on the upper face). I also removed minor burrs from the mouth of the plane and fitted and polished the chip breaker, these improvements doubtless aided the overall result which was an utter transformation from an indifferent plane that had always been troublesome to a suberb plane giving outstanding results. This plane iron only required a very quick hone on a leather strop (mainly to remove residue from the protective sleeve) after which it immediately produced superfine shavings leaving a perfect finish. I bought this to assess whether a replacement iron would give a level of improvement that justifies the cost , I am convinced that the cost is entirely justified and I will definitely be buying more!

  • 5

    Posted by Snowball on 30th Sep 2021


  • 5
    Good solid improvement

    Posted by Richard on 4th Dec 2018

    I had one of these for a few years. I sharpens easily and very sharp, adds a bit of heft and never chatters.