Router Plane iron length

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  • #630945
    David Wyatt
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    Hi

    I have a Stanley 71 and have fitted a mahogany base with inserts to bolt on and am generally very happy with it. However, despite having used the same measurements as Paul has recommended I find I am limited to about a 12mm cutting depth, ever with the knurled ring reversed. I’ve noticed Paul cutting at least as deep as 15mm with the same set up so are some of the aftermarket (Veritas?) irons slightly longer the the default Stanley offerings?

    #630955
    Craig
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    David,
    The Veritas 1/2″ cutter is~ 85 mm vs the Stanley at 75 mm. So, yes it provides more depth.
    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #630985
    David Wyatt
    Participant

    Thanks, I’ve ordered a Veritas

    #630993
    Larry Geib
    Participant

    FYI.

    When the knurled ring is down, it’s not reversed. That is the normal orientation as shown in all Stanley catalogues and gives adjustment for the full range. Possible with the standard iron.

    The Knurled ring UP is the reversed position, and it is the way you will have to use it if you want to take shallow cuts with the Veritas iron.

    #631147
    Alan
    Participant

    Perhaps your mahogany base is too thick? Remove it when you’re near depth or try a thinner material, such as Ply.
    Vintage Stanley cutters were the same length as those by Record. Then Stanley changed to shorter ones (with the mushroom top). Paul might have been using a longer Record cutter in his Stanley router to reach the depth you see.

    #631863
    David Wyatt
    Participant

    I received the Veritas iron yesterday and installed and set it up today. It’s a good 1cm longer so does exactly what I need. My base is only 11mm so this now works as I wanted.

    Now onwards and upwards and making the apron dados to fit the legs on my new double width Sellers style bench.

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