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  • #28131
    Sandy
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    I finally broke down and ordered a router plane from Lee Valley. I have a small one that I made from a piece of oak and an allen wrench and it works great, but it does have some limitations. So now I check the tracking website and watch my package move from the warehouse to the shipping vendor and slowly make its way across the country. My material for a couple of projects awaits it’s arrival…. I never thought I would get that excited about a hand tool…. It’s Paul’s fault for peeking my interest in hand working…

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #28133
    STEVE MASSIE
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    You will enjoy that router, I haven’t bought that one yet but is on my wish list. I currently have an early model Stanley #71 with the Lee Valley blades and it works great. But I like the adjusting wheel on the Veritas which mine does not have.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #28134
    Sandy
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    I was looking at the Stanley 71 on ebay but the cost was close to a new one. And in some cases by the time you get the cutters it was more. I was not lucky enough to find any real great deals. Now I just have to prove to my wife that it is worth the cost!

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #28135
    Dave Riendeau
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    Sandy, you’ll enjoy that router. Did you get the 1/4 inch blade and fence? I find the 1/4 cutter is very useful, especially when you are working with stock that’s 1/2 inch (small boxes). The fence is great for stopped dado work where you don’t want to go through the ends of dovetails etc. with the 1/2 cutters you have to really watch the foot doesn’t loosen up when you are working. Just make sure the little bolt is good and tight when you start.

    -Canada

    #28138
    Scott V
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    I have a Stanley 71 that works well enough, but I would not mind having a Veritas model since it offers better precision when dialing in and limiting the depth. Plus, the standard cutters disassemble for sharpening with the jig – which is easier than holding one of the Stanley cutters at an odd angle when sharpening. Also, the grooving accessory is interesting if you are doing inlay.

    Arrgh. I have enough store credit at LV, but cannot pull the trigger when I already have something that works OK.

    Enjoy the new tool, Sandy…

    -Scott Los Angeles, California, USA

    #28145
    Sandy
    Participant

    Scott, i did’t get the grooving tool. I’d like to have it later.

    I would have been just as happy with the Stanley if I could have gotten a good deal.

    Dan, I didn’t get the smaller cutters either. With your reasoning I can see why I should have though… And thanks for the tips..

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #28766
    BrianJ
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    Second on the making sure the foot is tight, had a couple instances that it went wobbly. Great tool, real happy with mine.

    Ontario, Canada

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