StewMac Safe-T-Planer

StewMac Safe-T-Planer

StewMac Safe-T-Planer StewMac Safe-T-Planer

StewMac Safe-T-Planer

Item # 0486
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$54.50

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

Replacement Cutters - set of 3

Item # 0486-C
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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)


Video

Instructions

Product Instructions

StewMac Safe-T-Planer Instructions

Setup and operation for instrument makers.

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5.0
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5.0

Safe T Planer

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Verified Buyer


Have not used it yet. I need a drill press with a 1/2 " chuck. I have friend that has one and he said it worked fine.

3.0

Okay but not great

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Verified Buyer


This performs all right but not as well as I was expecting. It leaves a fairly rough surface (in cedar, for instance), requiring a lot of sanding. Despite careful guiding, it would sometimes grab the workpiece, resulting in a gouge or two.

I do not feel I wasted my money, but I do wish it performed better.

5.0

How handy is this thing??

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Verified Buyer


Very. Set your table up and plane away, a millimeter at a time.

Would like to see a new version with a deeper head and cutters for heavier cuts. How to sharpen the cutters? Real instructions with the tool would be nice, I cant always access online.




5.0

StewMac Safe-T-Planer

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Verified Buyer


This tool works better than I had hoped. Cuts beautifully, leaves a smooth surface.
Needs a guide. watch the Stewmac video.

5.0

Very handy device, works great!

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Verified Buyer


I had a similar device many years ago, it was called a "Wagner Safety planer' but the one I had would only work on my old Craftsman Radial arm saw. When I saw this one i jumped on the chance to get it. It works really good for making cove cuts as well as planing stock and also for dadoes etc. Glad to find one I can use again.

5.0

Great Tool

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Verified Buyer


I missed getting one of the originals and thought I would have to do without. But, when the Stewmac version came out, I ordered one and love it. I bought this one as a birthday present for a friend.

5.0

Perfect for the violin plates!

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Verified Buyer


One of my greatest challenges has been to get that perfect 4mm edge on the front and back plates of a violin or cello. This planer works perfectly and can be done almost free hand in minutes. No more repetitive measuring. One caution though. Always be aware of the direction of the rotation and be sure to avoid cutting against the grain. Otherwise the edge will tear quickly. It's easy to forget because there are so many delicate curves on the violin.

Still a great time-saver for inpatient folks like myself.

5.0

high precision tool

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Verified Buyer


great little planer. I especially like the safety aspect of the tool and it saves space in the shop.
I use it for planning and thicknessing wood close to dimension and finishing up thickness with the luthiers friend sanding station, another great tool for any shop. I highly recommend the safe-T-planer, don't know how I got along without it.

4.0

Liked the item. Well made.

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Verified Buyer


I was impressed with the quality of this item. Blades were very sharp and easily cut through some well seasoned maple I had. Probably would have had even better results if I had a better drill press.
Instructions were a great help and I recommend following them. Helped a lot with the set up and finished result.

5.0

Just What is Needed

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Verified Buyer


I had been looking for this type device for ages. Now I have it and can do some of the jobs that I had to spend time sanding by hand. Works great and I will use it a lot.

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