The router plane seems to be having a bit of a popularity surge lately with prices of older models climbing as a result. Over the last few years my old Stanley 71 1/2 (on the left) has become a firm favourite with students attending my joints courses, several have gone off and added a router plane to their own tool kits as a result 😅
Last year I treated myself to a new Lie-Nielsen no71 (on the right) as with all LN tools it’s beautifully made and works perfectly, it’s a little more user friendly too 😁
What do router planes do? They are used for leveling and making parallel recesses such has housing joints, hinge recesses, tenon cheeks and halving joints.
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