Record 071 Router Plane Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Routers
Plane Type: Router
Model No: 071
The Record Router number 071 also referred to as the Record 071 Router
Plane is a two-handled hand tool used for cutting,
cleaning and smoothing grooves / depressed surfaces parallel with the
surface of the work.
The Record 071 is referred to as an open throat router due to the raised hollow arch at the front of the router.
The router can be used with a closed throat by leaving the depth stop and shoe in position, with the face of the shoe flush with the base of the router. The router can be used as an open mouth by removing the depth stop and shoe.
The 071 Router was supplied with three cutters as standard: 1/4", 1/2" and a splayed smoothing cutter.
The blades on the router can be set facing to the front for regular work or they can be set towards the rear for bull-nose work. The blades can be set to rear facing by removing the collar clamp and turning around. The cutters can also be adjusted upwards and downwards to the required depth.
The Record 071 is virtually the same as the Stanley 71 Router. The main obvious distinguishing differences being the Record 071 is finished in a dark blue colour and the markings are different.
In recent times Veritas Tools have introduced a router plane which is similar to the Record 071 Router Plane and Stanley 71 Router Plane, see the Veritas Router Plane Review.
A Record no. 071 router fence is designed to guide the router cutter along the piece of wood at a set distance; keeping the cutter at an equal distance from the fence provides a constant straight cut or groove.
high grade cast iron
Beech and selected hardwoods
7 1/2 inches
1.02kg (2 1/4 lb)
The Record 071 router parts list:
To see a picture of the parts go to the 'itemised router parts diagram'
"Record" - found on the top of the router arch
"No 071" - found on the top of the router
"Made In England" - found on the top of the router
1932 - 1980
Record 071 Router
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Second-hand Record Router 071
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