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Stanley No. 71-1/2 Router Plane


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Manufactured: 1896 to 1950
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: $35 to $85
Average eBay Price: $35 to $80
Type 1: $50 to $150
Type 2: $45 to $100

Other Notes: Earlier types were japanned and later types were supplied with a fence


Updated: 29th July, 2006

Stanley No. 71-1/2 Router Planes on eBay right now...

Antique Stanley No 71 1 2 Closed Router Plane Pat Date Oct 29 01
Antique Stanley No 71 1 2 Closed Router Plane Pat Date Oct 29 01 $80.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part 1 2 Blade Cutter 7713
Vtg Stanley 71 Router Plane Original Part 1 2 Blade Cutter 7713 $32.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $32.99
Stanley No 71 1 2 Router Plane Type 5 Stanley 1925 1938
Stanley No 71 1 2 Router Plane Type 5 Stanley 1925 1938 $36.99 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 34m
STANLEY No71 ROUTER PLANE WITH 1 2 CUTTER
STANLEY No71 ROUTER PLANE WITH 1 2 CUTTER $75.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 27m
Stanley No 71 1 2 Type 4 1911 1924
Stanley No 71 1 2 Type 4 1911 1924 $99.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 7h 32m
STANLEY 71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE TYPE 3 1906 1910 ALL ORIGINAL
STANLEY 71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE TYPE 3 1906 1910 ALL ORIGINAL $99.99
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 1m
SHOP MADE ROUTER copy of Stanley 71 1 2 very heavy 2 lb 2 ozno markings
SHOP MADE ROUTER copy of Stanley 71 1 2 very heavy 2 lb 2 ozno markings $29.95
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 14m
vintage Stanley Router Plane No 71 1 2 Pated Dates Oct 29 01
vintage Stanley Router Plane No 71 1 2 Pated Dates Oct 29 01 $80.13
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 38m
Pair Blades for Stanley 71 71 1 2 Router 7 16 and 1 4 Inch Increments
Pair Blades for Stanley 71  71 1 2 Router 7 16 and 1 4 Inch Increments $10.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 39m
Stanley No 71 1 2 Router Plane
Stanley No 71 1 2 Router Plane $20.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 23m


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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