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01-16-2018 06:59 PM

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I am looking for suggestions. I am going to be purchasing a router plane but I want to get a newer one due to the availability of the blades. So instead of an old Stanley #71 to match my bench plane collection I am debating the Veritas and the Lie-Nielsen. Are there any opinions and suggestions on these two? Which is better and why?


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

+1 to Veritas

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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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#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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