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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 Number 71 Router Plane open throat
Vintage Stanley Number 71 Router Plane open throat $76.00 (13 Bids)
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part Early Blade Adjusting Nut 7676
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part Early Blade Adjusting Nut 7676 $12.99
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part 1 2 Blade Cutter 7705
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part 1 2 Blade Cutter 7705 $32.99
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part 1 2 Blade Cutter 7704
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part 1 2 Blade Cutter 7704 $32.99
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Vintage Stanley No 71 Router Plane W Cutter Made in England
Vintage Stanley No 71 Router Plane W Cutter Made in England $65.00 (1 Bid)
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Antique Stanley No 71 Router Plane with Extra Cutters
Antique Stanley No 71 Router Plane with Extra Cutters $102.50 (19 Bids)
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STANLEY 71 ROUTER PLANE
STANLEY  71 ROUTER PLANE $56.00 (11 Bids)
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Vintage Stanley No 71 Router Plane Nice Extra Parts
Vintage Stanley No 71 Router Plane Nice Extra Parts $91.00 (16 Bids)
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Stanley no 71 router plane
Stanley no 71 router plane $56.55 (13 Bids)
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Stanley 71 Router Wood Plane base patented 1884
Stanley 71 Router Wood Plane base patented 1884 $29.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 41m


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.

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