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Forum topic by alittleoff posted 02-02-2018 02:19 PM 568 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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alittleoff

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02-02-2018 02:19 PM

A couple of weeks ago I was trying to buy a Stanley 71 router plane off Ebay. After bidding on about 5 different planes I gave up. It seems that the old Stanley are going for the same price as a new Veritas plane if they are in real good shape. After putting in a maximum bid of 75.00 for one in fair shape I lost out for a winning bid of over a hundred dollars. Soooooo, I went to Lee Valley web site and bought a new Veritas with the fence for 169.00. While on a mini spending spree, I sprung for the beading tool also. Hopefully I will get a chance to give them both a workout this weekend. I can see now what everyone is talking about when they say veritas planes are top notch in quality.. I hope it works as good as it looks.
Gerald



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bbasiaga

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 04:19 PM

I find lots of uses for mine. I am thinking of getting the inlay tool for it as well.

Brian

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

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JP4LSU

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#2 posted 02-02-2018 05:40 PM

Congrats on the purchase!
I’ve been looking too for Stanley 71 router plane on ebay. I agree the prices are really high.
I’ve about come to you exact same conclusion and spend $200 on the Veritas version with a fence. Also you get the jig for sharpening as well, right?

If im not mistaken doesn’t the Stanley 71 cutters work in it also?
-JP

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 06:03 PM

IIRC, the Veritas kit comes with the fence, two cutters and the sharpening jig.

Brian

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

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alittleoff

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#4 posted 02-02-2018 06:51 PM

Yes the cutters are the same. I bought the kit which includes the fence for i believe 169.00. I’d much rather have the veritas than an old stanley. Really their made just alike but with the veritas your getting a new router other than a used one that could be warped or possibly not flat. Glad I looked at the lee valley site and saw the price.
Gerald

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#5 posted 02-03-2018 01:27 AM

The prices of the old Stanley’s has gone thru the roof over the last year or so. The old cutters aren’t cheap either on eBay.

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