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Forum topic by JCMeyersIV posted 11-23-2014 03:24 PM 1302 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2014 03:24 PM

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Hey all! I’m thinking i’d like to buy a router plane for cleaning dados and mortising for hinges and such. Anyone have one they can recommend thats not as pricey as the Lie Nielson, but still is a decent quality tool?

-- John, NNY,

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 03:49 PM

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 03:50 PM

Stanley No.71, their all over ebay.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 03:50 PM

Look on the used market for vintage Stanley’s.

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#4 posted 11-23-2014 04:11 PM

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 04:28 PM

I have a Stanley #71 and would highly recommend it for hinge mortises.
A cranked chisel or “Swan-Neck” is better suited for cleaning out mortises.

-- 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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#6 posted 11-23-2014 04:32 PM

I have always wanted one of these and am going to start looking for one probably on ebay.

The Veritas one looks real nice and probably worth the price but a little more than I want to spend for the amount I will use it.

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#7 posted 11-23-2014 04:45 PM

I have a 71 P and a 71 &1/2 and they work very well for cleaning out spaces that cannot be easily reached with any other tool . When I was building my roubo-ish workbench, I used the 71 to clean and level the bottom of the dovetail for the leg in the front of the top. Personally I think the spear point is my favorite cutter.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#8 posted 11-23-2014 11:11 PM

I have the Veritas and really like it. Stanleys with more than one blade seemed priced pretty high at the time so I went new.

-- Daniel S

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#9 posted 11-23-2014 11:31 PM

A less expensive option for dado’s on the table saw.

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#10 posted 11-24-2014 05:24 PM

You probably have half of one already….


I’ve used both. And the funny thing was the first time I went to use my newly acquired 71, I had to add a baseplate to span the gap…...

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