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273894 oldtools@g... Notification <noreply@g...> 2021‑06‑09 Photo Notifications #photo-notice
Dan Beck  added the album Stanley 71 : I came into
possession of a Stanley 71 router. Although it came with a blade, it was a bit
up and I had some gift cards to Lee Valley so I bought some new blades for it
(1/2" straight, 1/2" spear-point, and the 3/4" blade). It says on the Lee Valley
website that these blades fit the Stanley #71 router planes... with the height-
adjustment nut inverted. Therein lies the rub -- my 71 doesn't have a height-
adjustment mechanism. And the new Lee Valley blades are just a hair too thick.
So, my questions are: 1. why doesn't my 71 have the height adjustment mechanism?
Is this something older versions of the 71 didn't have, or is mine incomplete?
2. In order to make the blades fit on this 71, should I make the inside diameter
of the collar a bit bigger or the outside diameter of the three blades a bit


The following photos have been uploaded to the Stanley 71 (
https://groups.io/g/oldtools/album?id=264974 ) album of the oldtools@g... group.

* IMG_5874.JPEG ( https://groups.io/g/oldtools/photofromactivity?id=3241779 )
* IMG_5875.JPEG ( https://groups.io/g/oldtools/photofromactivity?id=3241780 )
* IMG_5876.JPEG ( https://groups.io/g/oldtools/photofromactivity?id=3241781 )
* IMG_5877.JPEG ( https://groups.io/g/oldtools/photofromactivity?id=3241782 )
* IMG_5878.JPEG ( https://groups.io/g/oldtools/photofromactivity?id=3241783 )

*By:* Dan Beck 

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