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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...

STANLEY 71 71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE REPLACEMENT FENCE MOUNT SCREW W SPECIAL WASHER
STANLEY 71  71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE REPLACEMENT FENCE MOUNT SCREW W SPECIAL WASHER $6.42
Time Remaining: 3h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $6.42
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
Time Remaining: 9h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $32.99
Vintage 1 2 iron for Stanley No 71 1 2 or similar router plane blade cutter
Vintage 1 2 iron for Stanley No 71 1 2 or similar router plane blade cutter $31.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 29m
Vintage 1 4 iron for Stanley No 71 1 2 or similar router plane blade cutter
Vintage 1 4 iron for Stanley No 71 1 2 or similar router plane blade cutter $15.59 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 33m
Skew 1 2 Wide Iron Cutter Stanley No 71 71 with Inch Graduations J987
Skew 1 2 Wide Iron Cutter Stanley No 71  71 with Inch Graduations J987 $34.95
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $34.95
STANLEY NO 71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE 2 cutters
STANLEY NO 71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE 2 cutters $41.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 13m
STANLEY NO 71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE PATENT 1901 SCRIPT LOGO EXCELLENT CONDITION
STANLEY NO 71 1 2 ROUTER PLANE PATENT 1901 SCRIPT LOGO EXCELLENT CONDITION $125.00
Time Remaining: 3d 15h 26m
1 2 Wide Iron Cutter Stanley No 71 71 with Inch Graduations E716
1 2 Wide Iron Cutter Stanley No 71  71 with Inch Graduations E716 $30.95
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $30.95
1 2 Wide Iron Cutter Stanley No 71 71 I912
1 2 Wide Iron Cutter Stanley No 71  71 I912 $30.95
Time Remaining: 5d 14h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $30.95
Decent Stanley 71 1 2 Open Throat Router Plane w One Cutter Patd 01
Decent Stanley  71 1 2 Open Throat Router Plane w One Cutter Patd 01 $21.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 21m


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.