Do I need a router plane?

Do I need a router plane?

Synopsis: If you have a router, do you really need a router plane? Dan Faia says yes. Router planes, which are more like shoulder planes than routers, are invaluable for cleaning up and trimming tenon cheeks and other joinery, hinge mortises, inlay mortises, and more.

What is the purpose of a router plane?

A router plane is a hand plane used in woodworking for smoothing out sunken panels, and more generally for all depressions below the general surface of the pattern. It planes the bottoms of recesses to a uniform depth and can work into corners that otherwise can only be reached with a chisel.

Can you use a router as a planer?

Making your own planer from a router is easy, and it works with any router you have. Once the router sled is made you can use it for all kinds of projects, and converting the router into a planer any time you need it takes less than a minute. Any router. Straight router bit (or just get a set that has one in it)

Can I use a router as a jointer?

Is it possible to use a router table as a jointer? John Brock: Yes, a very narrow jointer, good for edge joining but too narrow for face jointing. Make sure your infeed and outfeed guides are long enough and rigid enough, then you can set it up like a jointer layed on its side.

What can I use instead of a router?

A network switch, a WiFi extender, a dedicated Windows PC and some ethernet cables can make a great router with lots of control over the network.

When was the Stanley No.71 router made?

Stanley 1974-1993 It is believed that starting in about 1974 the No. 71 router plane was only manufactured in England. The planes will be identical to Type 14 except “MADE IN ENGLAND” is cast on the frame. No. 71 Router Plane Parts

How big are the blades on a Stanley router?

A versatile plane, particularly on narrow material or in confined areas. Sold with a 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) wide blade. Currently not in stock! These high-carbon steel router plane blades fit the Veritas Router Planes, as well as Stanley no. 71 router planes (with the height-adjustment nut inverted). Currently not in stock! Currently not in stock!

Where is the cutter Adjustment on a Stanley router?

The cutter adjustment (top and side view shown at right) was now provided on all Stanley router planes. Although many router plane specimens, with the adjustment provision, are found with the small diameter collar of the adjustment wheel down, it should be up. All Stanley catalogue illustrations and patent drawings show it up.

What’s the half number on a Stanley router?

In typical Stanley style, the half number was used for an old model, re-marketed as a new tool. The earliest 71 had a closed throat. Ten years later the 71 1/2 took its place. Early models were nickel plated, late models black japanned