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Router Plane

by drudevore
posted 01-16-2018 06:59 PM


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Smirak

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#1 posted 01-16-2018 07:12 PM

I bought the lie nielsen and the veritas. I returned the lie nielsen. To me, the veritas had an overall better value with the two blades included. Also, the ergonomics to me seemed to be a bit better. The way the blade is held and released is better (IMHO). Sharpening is a wash as I don’t use the “jig” included with the veritas. I just felt like I liked the veritas better.

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bonesbr549

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#2 posted 01-16-2018 07:14 PM

i’ve got lienielsen and love it. Those buggers get a lot of my money.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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Robert

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#3 posted 01-16-2018 08:22 PM

Have the Veritas. My only thing about it is tightener seems to come loose or doesn’t tighten all the way. Could be me or could be the tool.

My old 71 seems to clamp the cutter more securely.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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ColonelTravis

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#4 posted 01-16-2018 08:44 PM

I bought the Veritas. I like the handles better than L-N, makes it a little more comfortable to use, there are more blade choices, the blade itself is held better than in the LN, I prefer the adjustment methods over the L-N, you can do inlay with it (need to buy separate stuff). I also got the Veritas medium router plane, which solved the issues with the small router planes from both LN and Veritas, and the footprint is only marginally bigger than both small router planes, plus the same blades can be used in the large and medium version.

Typically, when comparing L-N to Veritas it’s a style thing and quality isn’t an issue. However, in this case I think Veritas made a better router plane.

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bbasiaga

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#5 posted 01-16-2018 09:41 PM

I think when you look at what comes with each, the LV is slightly more cost effective as well. I enjoy mine.

Brian.

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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AlaskaGuy

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 09:59 PM

Type “Router Plane” into the LJ search box, more there about you subject than you can shake a stick at.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 01-16-2018 10:35 PM

I believe I saw somewhere that the Veritas blades will fit the Stanley #71. Might have been on YouTube. I just acquired a 71 and was looking for sharpening methods. I was happy to hear that they were interchangeable.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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tywalt

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#8 posted 01-16-2018 11:00 PM

I have the Veritas router and love it. Never used the LN but I am very familiar with the 71. At the end of the day, I don’t think you can’t really go wrong with either LV or LN.

-- Tyler - Central TX

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alittleoff

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#9 posted 01-16-2018 11:43 PM

I’ve got a bid in on ebay for a stanley 71 right now. I’m sure I won’t get it and I’m not going to pay anymore for it when I can get a veritas for a little more. I really like the looks of the veritas and yes they advertise their blades will fit the Stanley. From what I’m seeing on ebay, the old stanley are going for around 125.00 and some not in very good shape.
Gerald

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cabmaker

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#10 posted 01-16-2018 11:54 PM

hmmmm! those rascals have gone up in price i see…...I just may have to sell mine…..never used….in box,,,, even has hang tag on it…..all parts are present

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Loren

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#11 posted 01-16-2018 11:56 PM

I found this interesting new router plane
on Amazon a few months back. Looks
easy to sharpen.

https://www.amazon.com/Cowryman-Router-Plane-Handheld-Woodworking/dp/B074LHXC44/ref=sr_1_2

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Redoak49

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#12 posted 01-17-2018 12:27 AM

I looked at buying the Veritas with a wide selection of blades. But ended up making one with the Veritas blades. It works great and I posted a blog about it.

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JohnChung

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#13 posted 01-17-2018 03:45 AM

+1 to Veritas

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AlaskaGuy

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#14 posted 01-17-2018 03:51 AM

Once you decide on a brand are you going to get the large or the small ? Closed throat or open throat?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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alittleoff

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#15 posted 01-17-2018 05:12 AM

I saw the Coweryman on Amazon and ask about it here but never found anything out about it good or bad. There listed on eBay for up to 79.00.


I found this interesting new router plane
on Amazon a few months back. Looks
easy to sharpen.

https://www.amazon.com/Cowryman-Router-Plane-Handheld-Woodworking/dp/B074LHXC44/ref=sr_1_2

- Loren


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AlaskaGuy

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#16 posted 01-17-2018 05:44 AM


I saw the Coweryman on Amazon and ask about it here but never found anything out about it good or bad. There listed on eBay for up to 79.00.

I found this interesting new router plane
on Amazon a few months back. Looks
easy to sharpen.

https://www.amazon.com/Cowryman-Router-Plane-Handheld-Woodworking/dp/B074LHXC44/ref=sr_1_2

- Loren

- alittleoff


I read the reviews on Amazon. I tend to believe the negative one than the positive ones. I know its hard to tell but it just doesn’t look that well made and the price of 48 dollars means the negative reviews could very well be true.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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OleGrump

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#17 posted 01-17-2018 12:57 PM

I was able to find a #71 in very nice “user quality” shape a few years ago at a reasonable price. (Or I wouldn’t have it at ALL…..) Mine came with the larger blade. I was easily able to buy the smaller blade through Highland Hardware, again at bearable cost. Even having to buy the smaller blade separately, I still invested a lot less than I would have done on a modern make plane. It might be worth searching some tool dealers on line. Flea-bay has gotten overly expensive with prices and shipping costs on pretty much EVERYTHING anyone wants to buy.

-- OleGrump

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Mr_Pink

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#18 posted 01-17-2018 01:19 PM

I can’t compare it to another plane, but I have the Veritas and think it’s great.

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drudevore

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#19 posted 01-17-2018 01:57 PM



I looked at buying the Veritas with a wide selection of blades. But ended up making one with the Veritas blades. It works great and I posted a blog about it.

- Redoak49

Do you have a link to the blog?

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drudevore

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#20 posted 01-17-2018 02:05 PM



Once you decide on a brand are you going to get the large or the small ? Closed throat or open throat?

- AlaskaGuy

I was thinking about the closed mouth but the Veritas’ blade is reversible giving you both in one tool.

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Tim

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#21 posted 01-17-2018 02:10 PM

I like the traditional look of LN stuff better, but LV’s router plane with the availability of the additional accessories makes it more flexible than the LN if you ever want to do stringing and inlay. If you don’t, they’re both high quality tools.

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Bill White

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#22 posted 01-17-2018 02:39 PM

I have the 71 Stanley with all the cutters. Couldn’t be happier with the price/value. Cleaned it up, sharpened, got the black paint off the knobs. Works like a champ. Less $ than you would believe.
Bill

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Gene Howe

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#23 posted 01-19-2018 02:33 PM



I have the 71 Stanley with all the cutters. Couldn t be happier with the price/value. Cleaned it up, sharpened, got the black paint off the knobs. Works like a champ. Less $ than you would believe.
Bill

- Bill White


My son found my #71 at a flea market in NJ. He paid $35. Three cutters and the original box. Beautiful condition.
He also found me a #8 Stanley for $20.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Redoak49

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#24 posted 01-19-2018 02:48 PM

You can go to my home page on LJ and then to blogs.

This one was made from Ash

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corelz125

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#25 posted 01-20-2018 12:19 AM

My son found my #71 at a flea market in NJ. He paid $35. Three cutters and the original box. Beautiful condition.
He also found me a #8 Stanley for $20.

- Gene Howe
Where is this flea market Gene???

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JP4LSU

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#26 posted 01-21-2018 08:13 PM

I’ve looking on ebay for a Stanley 71 and yes the prices are high. I think I might be going the Veritas route.

There is a guy Matt Estlea on Youtube that does a comparison of the Veritas and L-N router planes.

I’ve watched some of his videos. He is a very young guy but is informative and gives sound instruction when working with hand tools.

I quickly became discouraged when looking for router planes on ebay. Now they had a couple of nice looking Winchester router planes, but I know nothing of them.
-JP

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