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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...

Antique STANLEY No 71 1 2 Hand Router Plane With 1 2 Cutter
Antique STANLEY No 71 1 2 Hand Router Plane With 1 2 Cutter $76.00 (19 Bids)
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part V Grove Point Blade Cutter 7639
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part V Grove Point Blade Cutter 7639 $32.99
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Part Pair Black Knobs w Hardware Screws 8970
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Part Pair Black Knobs w Hardware Screws 8970 $26.99
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Part Blade Cutter Locking Collar 8961
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Part Pair Blue Knobs w Hardware Screws 8968
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Vtg Stanley 71 71 1 2 Router Plane Part 1 2 in Cutter Blade 8940
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Part Main Base Body Frame 1291
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Part Depth Stop Rod and Shoe Foot 8951
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Vtg Stanley 71 71 1 2 Router Plane Part 1 4 in Cutter Blade 8936
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Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Part Bottom Fence Guide Stop w Orig Screw 8967
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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.