As I posted yesterday, the Record was my least favorite of the four planes, mostly because of the tote and just overall cheesiness. That judgement was probably unfair because I was comparing it to two modern boutique planes and a Stanley that was made when Stanley was at the top of its game. The Record is a capable plane, it and post War Stanley's are very similar with few differences.
I made a few photos this morning to show some of the difference between a pre-War Bailey type plane and a post-War Baily.
Head on view:
Small differences but they can make a big difference in feel when cutter meets wood.