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StewMac Safe-T-Planer

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StewMac Safe-T-Planer Replacement Cutters - set of 3

Replacement Cutters - set of 3

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StewMac Safe-T-Planer

About This Item

Create smooth, planed surfaces using your drill press
Our Safe-T-Planer is the affordable way to add a planer to your shop. In your drill press, it planes wood to any thickness, leaving it smooth and ready for sanding.

Plane large or small pieces
The Safe-T-Planer cuts a path 2-3/4" wide. Large surfaces are handled by making multiple passes.

    Use the Safe-T-Planer for:
  • Solid guitar bodies
  • Necks and pegheads
  • Peghead overlays
  • Nut and saddle blanks
  • Fingerboards
  • Unjoined guitar tops and backs
  • Unbent guitar sides

High speed steel cutters
The Safe-T-Planer is machined from aluminum with a steel shank. Its three high-speed steel cutters are heat-treated for durability. Each cutter features a spare edge, to double the working life.

Fits any 1/2" drill press chuck. Comes with instructions, including how to make a simple plywood planing table for your drill press.

Replacement Cutters are sold in a set of 3. These cutters fit the StewMac Safe-T-Planer, and are not compatible with other brands.

Width of cut: 2-3/4" (69.85mm)
Cutter depth: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Overall diameter: 3-1/8" (79.38mm)


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StewMac Safe-T-Planer Instructions

Setup and operation for instrument makers.

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5.0

Perfect for small planing jobs

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Verified Buyer


Perfect tool for small planing jobs. Especially for parts that would not go through a regular planer due to an angle or curve in the part.

5.0

Great tool!

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Verified Buyer


This is a very well made tool and delivers on it’s promise. Speed is critical to make a nice cut and don’t forget the holdowns.
Overall, a nice addition to my shop which has limited space for a full sized planer.

4.0

StewMac Safe-T-Planer

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Verified Buyer


Results depend mostly on the wood. I would give it 5 stars for ebony & cocobolo, 3 stars for wood that is softer,as black walnut, rosewood and pines. These are the only woods that I have had a chance to use it on so far. I can say it is much better on the hard, oily woods. I also found it to be better with shallow cuts, 1/16" to 3/32". Within these parameters I am very satisfied with this product.

2.0

Not what I was hoping for

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Verified Buyer


Seems to work on soft woods but does not work on curly maple. Lots of tear out

Response from StewMac


Thank you for your review. Figured woods, especially curly maple, are more susceptible to tear out. The curl is a result of grain changes; you can try changing the direction of the cut to see what works best or even feed the piece into the cutter at an angle. Lighter cuts and a higher speed will help as well.

5.0

Fantastic tool, Customer service even better.

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Verified Buyer


It just doesn't get any easier than this device when cost or room is an issue. Very little surface cleanup required afterward. StewMac customer support is amazing.

5.0

Fantastic product!

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Verified Buyer


Great for leveling small pieces, necks, headstocks and even shaving a few mm of body tops.
One of the most used tools in my workshop and I don't know how I ever lived without it.
It's sharp, cuts clean and flat and works a treat on both hard and soft woods. If you are questioning getting one, don't. Just buy it. Just make sure your drill press has a table / platform which is perpendicular and level to the drill chuck at an honest 90 degrees. Any decent drill press will already be set up with one though.

5.0

Just what I needed

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Verified Buyer


I've been looking at this for a while and bought it when it went on sale. I just used it yesterday to plane down a piece of lacewood to make a custom pickup ring. It worked great, and versus other methods I had available was more precise and saved time. Great.

5.0

Safe-T-Planer

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Verified Buyer


Having a small shop and being relatively new to the "luthier world" this is an amazing tool. To be able to plane fretboards, necks and even front and back pieces with relatively easy effort is just fantastic.

I HIGHLY recommend this invaluable addition to any shop.

5.0

Plain safe

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Verified Buyer


This attachment allows me to plane safely. 5/5 plains.

5.0

Long time great product

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Verified Buyer


Has always been a great product and a good way to plane wood with your drill press, saving your sander.

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