Our Large Router Planes are loosely based on the Stanely No. 71 and feature an improved Brass depth stop and Stainless Steel blade adjuster for precise control of cutting depth. The included fence can be mounted on either side of the blade and flipped around for straight or curved cuts.
The open throat design offers more visibility in front of the tool. 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. Patent pending.
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Our router planes are loosely based on Stanley models, but many revisions of router planes have been made over the years. All derive from the traditional, wood-bodied routers often referred to as the old woman’s tooth.
The blade comes ready to use. Slight additional honing will increase performance.
Advance the depth of cut as you work. Loosen the lock screw and advance the blade with the adjuster nut. Take as thick a shaving as you comfortably can.
To cut to a specific depth use the depth stop. Set the blade to the finish depth, set the stop all the way down, tighten the thumbscrew on the stop. Then raise the blade to take your first shaving. Advance the depth of cut until the depth stop prevents you from going deeper. To easily set the blade depth stop, shim the tool on your bench with shims of the desired thickness. Advance the blade until it touches the bench. Lock the stop in the down position.
Use the fence to guide the tool along an edge- the concave end of the fence is for curved work.
Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for the life of your tool. Call for repairs or replacement parts. We are available for advice if you ever have a problem using your tool.
Bronze and brass alloys contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.