A router plane is a great tool for working shallow mortices, trimming tenons, hinges, inlay, door locks and anywhere that requires an area cut to a precise depth. The Lie Nielsen No. 71 router plane is loosely based on an early Stanley model. The closed throat design is ideal for working on the edges of boards or cleaning out the end of a stopped groove in a rail or stile. The blade is held solidly in the body in a square broached hole (blades will not fit original Stanley planes). Ductile iron body, 210mm long x 90mm wide x 95mm tall, 9.5mm square blade.
|Model||71 Closed Mouth|
|Nett Weight||750 g (1.65lb)|
|Plane Blade Width||9.5 mm (3/8")|
|Plane Sole Length||90 mm|
8 June 2016
Very well made router.Simple and effective router plane.
16 September 2015
Poorly thought outI don't know what lie Nielsen was thinking with this plane. They usually take a classic design and manufacture it to a high quality, but here that have decided to change the way the cutter is held in place even though Stanley has had this design for over 100 years. Lie Nielsen hold the cutter square not diagonally like Stanley,so no old cutters will fit it, to top it off Lie Nielsen only have the one cutter available it will take the cutter for the small router with an attachment but by the time you buy it and the cutter you might as well buy the plane.
27 May 2015
Just what I neededAt first I used it for my guitar project, to cut all the sleeves and pockets, but now its just to go tool for anything.