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mmcc73

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09-25-2017 04:16 PM

Hi All – I recently acquired a complete, in box USA made Stanley 71, with 3 cutters and fence (I don’t have any pics, but I can get some tonight). Box is beat up, but the tool itself looks great.

I bought this with the intention of using it, but before I do that, I thought I’d check to see if anyone interested in the collectible-ness of it wanted to trade it for a good user condition router plane + some cash.

Let me know…


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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-25-2017 04:50 PM

I think you’re likely going to need the photos. I think using it would be my recommendation. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 04:57 PM

I’m not a hand tool guy, but there are lots of those sets out there on the market. I saw 2 Saturday at the flea market both complete sets in the box. $45 and $60 were the asking prices and they wer’nt selling.

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 05:02 PM



I m not a hand tool guy, but there are lots of those sets out there on the market. I saw 2 Saturday at the flea market both complete sets in the box. $45 and $60 were the asking prices and they wer nt selling.

- papadan

They are selling on eBay for $125-$150.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 05:11 PM

Selling or asking Wayne?

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mmcc73

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 05:13 PM



Selling or asking Wayne?

- papadan

Selling – there’s more than a few that sold in that range.

That’s why I thought there might be some interest in the trade. I’d hate to destroy the “collector” value, but I’d also hate to go through the hassle of selling on eBay and finding another user condition one.

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 05:20 PM

I would say use it. The other factor you have is that Lie-Nielsen and Veritas both make better routers, and neither are very expensive. 140-160 range…

So the ceiling price of a nice #71 is limited by that.

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mmcc73

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#7 posted 09-25-2017 06:37 PM



The other factor you have is that Lie-Nielsen and Veritas both make better routers, and neither are very expensive. 140-160 range…
- RustyHacksaw

Well then, the option of selling and using proceeds to purchase a Veritas might be the right approach.

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#8 posted 09-25-2017 07:14 PM

I have the Veritas. I think the large Veritas is a better deal than the LN. LN cutters are expensive and limited. Need a $40 adapter for small $35 cutters….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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