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Stanley No. 71 Router Plane


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Manufactured: 1884 to 1973
Length: 7-1/2 inches
Blade Width: 3 provided: 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and a V shape
Construction: Cast iron, hardwood handles
Finish: Nickel plated
Features: 3 interchangeable blades
Uses: Cleaning up the inside bottom of a groove or cavity
Average Dealer Price: $25 to $85
Average eBay Price: $32 to $72
Type 1: $75 to $150
Types 2 to 3: $50 to $100
Type 4: $35 to $90

Other Notes: Originally came with a closed throat and was changed to an open throat in 1892. Earlier types were japanned and later types were supplied with a fence and a "throat closing" feature


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 71 Router Planes on eBay right now...

Vintage STANLEY No 71 Router Plane
Vintage STANLEY No 71 Router Plane $60.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 28m
Vintage Stanley 71 71 Router Plane Blade V Form INV12599
Vintage Stanley  71 71 Router Plane Blade V Form INV12599 $45.00
Time Remaining: 5h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part Japanned Fence and Screw 7341
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part Japanned Fence and Screw 7341 $44.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $44.99
antique STANLEY ROUTER PLANE tool CABINET wood working No71 vintage OPEN THROAT
antique STANLEY ROUTER PLANE tool CABINET wood working No71 vintage OPEN THROAT $62.00 (20 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 40m
Vintage Stanley No 71 1 2 Router Plane 1 2 Inch Blade Woodworking Carpentry
Vintage Stanley No 71 1 2 Router Plane 1 2 Inch Blade Woodworking Carpentry $70.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 42m
1901 STANLEY ROUTER PLANE No 71 1 2 ALL ORIGINAL MAPLE GRIPS
1901 STANLEY ROUTER PLANE No 71 1 2 ALL ORIGINAL MAPLE GRIPS $53.53 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 18m
Vintage Clean Early Stanley 71 Carpenter Router Plane W Cutter NR
Vintage Clean Early Stanley 71 Carpenter Router Plane W Cutter NR $41.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 8m
Vintage Clean Early Stanley 71 Carpenter Router Plane W Cutter NR
Vintage Clean Early Stanley 71 Carpenter Router Plane W Cutter NR $51.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 11m
Vintage 1 4 Blade for Stanley 71 71 1 2 Router With Inch Increment
Vintage 1 4 Blade for Stanley 71  71 1 2 Router With Inch Increment $16.75 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 49m
Pair Blades for Stanley 71 71 1 2 Router 1 2 and 1 4
Pair Blades for Stanley 71  71 1 2 Router 1 2 and 1 4 $18.35 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 54m


Sources: While many of the dealers prices for Stanley planes are largely set by John Walters’ book “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” it appears that eBay, while acknowledging the Walters guide somewhat, tends to march to it’s own beat and sets its own prices. For that reason - and the fact that eBay’s reach and customer base is huge - I’ve decided to include a separate eBay average price here. Other sources include: “The Antique Tool Collector’s Guide To Value” by Ronald S. Barlow, “Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools” by John Walter, “The Stanley Plane” by Alvin Sellens, “Patrick’s Blood & Gore” by Patrick Leach, various auctions and sales of collectable tools and my own compilations of prices realized, observations and notes over the past 20+ years.