Lie-Nielsen No. 71 Closed Mouth Router Plane
Lie-Nielsen No. 71 Closed Mouth Router Plane
£139.00 (£115.83 Ex. VAT)

Lie-Nielsen No. 71 Closed Mouth Router Plane

Code: 504521

  • Closed mouth design excellent for edge work
  • Perfect for work that requires an area cut to a precise depth
  • 9.5mm O1 steel square blade
£139.00 (£115.83 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

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.

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This product is on page 215 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Model 71 Closed Mouth
Nett Weight 750 g (1.65lb)
Plane Blade Width 9.5 mm (3/8")
Plane Sole Length 90 mm
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



4 November 2018

Couldn’t afford it, bought it anyway, thrilled I did.

My grandfather used to say there is no economy in cheap tools. He knew his stuff. I have the veritas small router plane and couple of bench and block planes from various manufacturers. This is something else. It’s a gorgeous tool and takes silky shavings from the box. Unlike the veritas small router plane this has the very accurate and finely adjustable depth gauge which I really value. I swithered between this and the open mouthed version but I’m glad I picked this. The extra registration surface makes it a more versatile unit within a week of buying it I had a project that needed it. If you do need to have better sight in front of the blade you can turn the blade through 180 degrees and the cutting edge protrudes beyond the back slightly. I did have to sand down some of the edges of the sole to stop it scoring the workpiece which I would have thought LN might have taken care of in the factory but this is really nitpicking and hardly any bother at all. I love this and will certain buy more LN products.

Adam W

8 June 2016

Very well made router.

Simple and effective router plane.


16 September 2015

Poorly thought out

I 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.
Veritas who are known for innovation and redesigning classic tools have kept the traditional way of holding the cutter so any cutter will fit and they offer loaded of cutters even a inlay kit.
The veritas is nearly double the price with the fence but it is worth it. There are at least 5 things that make the veritas more useful and the quality is better.
If I didn't want to spend the money on the veritas I would rather get an old good quality Stanley or record.


27 May 2015

Just what I needed

At first I used it for my guitar project, to cut all the sleeves and pockets, but now its just to go tool for anything.
Precise and fast, quality product.

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