The Router Plane

December 4, 2007

The router plane is becoming popular once again. Both Lie-Nielsen and Veritas are making modern versions of the old Stanley No.71 and 71-1/2.

Don’t let the name fool you, the router plane is not a hand plane version of the power router. The router plane doesn’t have a large assortment of profiles and cutter shapes, that would be the multiplanes…a whole different show to come.

But instead the router plane is the perfect tool for perfecting less than perfect dados and mortises. For more information check out either Garrett Hack’s “The Handplane Book” or Patrick’s Superior Works at

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