Which router plane? Veritas or Lie?
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  Re: Which router plane? Veritas or Lie? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (A little birdie told...)
Veritas. Mostly because of the flexibility and add-ons, but its a fantastic tool.
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#39
  Re: Which router plane? Veritas or Lie? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (A little birdie told...)
(11-07-2017, 01:52 PM)®smpr_fi_mac® Wrote: A little birdie told me that I'm getting a router plane for Christmas, but also told me to figure out which brand to get.

I've never used a router but already see how useful it will be for me.  I've also never owned any of Lie's or Veritas' tools but I know they're well regarded as high quality tools.  I'm leaning towards the Veritas because it has the option of the fence.

Can any of you offer your thoughts, particularly if you've owned/used both?

I own a LN router plane. Very happy with the plane.
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  Re: RE: Which router plane? Veritas or Lie? by amtc ([quote='®smpr_fi_mac...)
(11-12-2017, 01:18 AM)amtc Wrote: I own a LN router plane. Very happy with the plane.
Greetings from Antioch,

I have the LN small (271) and Lager (71) as well as old Stanley models. They have all seen some use. All that I have are open throat. I have used and do prefer to the closed throat versions for most of my applications.

The ergonomic advantage of the LV versions may be better for some folks.

I prefer the feel and am happy results from my LN--closed versions will happen sometime. :smirk:
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  Re: RE: Which router plane? Veritas or Lie? by Greg Jones (The Veritas large ro...)
I have the LV router plane and an old Stanley 71.  The main reason for buying the LV was the accessories.

My biggest complaint is the locking screw mechanism.

The cutter will still move up and down even with the lock screw tight.

Had to do over, I would go with the LN.

Can't beat the old 71 though.
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#42
  Re: RE: Which router plane? Veritas or Lie? by rwe2156 (I have the LV router...)
(11-13-2017, 12:31 PM)rwe2156 Wrote: I have the LV router plane and an old Stanley 71.  The main reason for buying the LV was the accessories.

My biggest complaint is the locking screw mechanism.

The cutter will still move up and down even with the lock screw tight.

Had to do over, I would go with the LN.

Can't beat the old 71 though.

I had the same problem with my LV router.  I contacted them and they replaced it.  It should NOT move when tightened by hand. New one does not flinch even with heavy cuts.
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#43
  Re: RE: Which router plane? Veritas or Lie? by rwe2156 (I have the LV router...)
(11-13-2017, 12:31 PM)rwe2156 Wrote: I have the LV router plane and an old Stanley 71.  The main reason for buying the LV was the accessories.

My biggest complaint is the locking screw mechanism.

The cutter will still move up and down even with the lock screw tight.

Had to do over, I would go with the LN.

Can't beat the old 71 though.

The problem with your LV is a stuck spring in the locking mechanism ...




It is likely that the piston is not extending, and this is why it is not locking.




Pull it apart and lubricate. It should work fine then.

Regards from Perth

Derek
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#44
  Re: RE: Which router plane? Veritas or Lie? by UpstateNYdude ([quote='Handplanesan...)
(11-09-2017, 12:32 PM)UpstateNYdude Wrote: Uh huh, and what if their roadshow doesn't come within a reasonable driving distance or you have to wait 6 months to a year for that show to happen? I get one woodworking event near me for about 300 miles that has any real vendors at it.

If that one event is not Showcase/Totally_Turning (which looks to be ~30 miles from you), then you should definitely check that out. I very highly recommend it. It is a long drive for me, but I will do it again when I get the chance. Yes
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