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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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$63.09

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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 most standard 1/2" drill press chucks. 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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Instructions

Product Instructions

StewMac Safe-T-Planer Instructions

Setup and operation for instrument makers.

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5.0

Perfect for small shop / home builders

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Verified Buyer


This is what I needed! I've don't have a lot of spare room in the shop (a.k.a. "garage"), and don't have the spare change for a 13" planer.

I made a table to extend the surface area of my drill press base, as suggested. So far, I've planed a few neck blanks and fretboard blanks with great results.

This has increased my productivity tenfold! I can crank out more products quicker than I ever could with my hand planes.

5.0

Great attachment for a Drill Press

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Verified Buyer


Just finished building the surface to add to my drill press. Looking forward to making several guitars. Hey, I got it on sale too.

5.0

 Up your guitar building game.  Add value to your drill press.

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Verified Buyer


Never thought I’d buy one but very glad I did. Now that I own one I realize I’ve needed this for so long. I’m running it at 2580 rpm and it does a nice job. The blades look like good carbide and they cut like it too. Used it on hard maple and sapelle, so far really impressed. I’ve used so many methods of flattening lumber; belt sander, hand plane, and bench planner to name a few. None of those flatten stock as good or as SAFE as this tool. Watch the video, read the instruction sheet you can’t go wrong with buying one.

5.0

fantastic

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Verified Buyer


Of great help in the creation of archtop guitars and more, to have in your shop

5.0

Glad to own this.

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Verified Buyer


Before Covid I used to go to Richard Meyrick to learn how to make guitars....and I’m so looking forward to returning.
Richard had a Stewmac planer and it was very effective.
I’m now making guitars in my own studio and looking forward to using it.
I was pleased to have purchased it on sale.
Stuart Houghton U.K

5.0

worked great

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I was really impressed with this "planer". I used it to remove part of the back of a peghead to do an overlay to reinforce a peghead break. One word of caution though, it cut halfway through the truss rod with no noise or warning! I could see absolutely no damage to the cutter blades after this. This thing works great!

5.0

Another necessity

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Verified Buyer


Another tool as I transition to building in my basement after years of access to a full shop that I can’t build guitars without having.

5.0

Nice tool

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Verified Buyer


Very good tool and precise.

5.0

Safe-T-Planer Worked Great on Ukulele Head

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Verified Buyer


I used the Safe-T-Planer to plane down the head stock of a ukulele I am building - it worked great! I built a table (following the Stewmac instructions) on my table top drill press and practiced on a piece of scrap maple to get a feel for how to work the wood with the tool. Things I learned: (1) vacuum up dust a lot, it will get under the work piece and effect your final thickness; (2) level the table, it's easy to do; (3) thin pieces must be double side taped to a thicker piece of wood, otherwise the workpiece will vibrate under the tool; (4) use the stop on your drill press to control depth of cuts and make lots of light cuts, the cutter works very fast; (5) I set my drill press speed to manufacturers recommendation.

Other comments, no paricular order and I don't claim it is a complete list:
- Wear your safety glasses/googles
- Open cutter - don't wear loose clothes, keep hands clear, use a push stick.

4.0

Great alternative to buying a thickness planer

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Verified Buyer


Repairing a hole in the top of an acoustic guitar. Needed to take 1/8” spruce plank a little thinner. I entertained the thought of buying an inexpensive thickness planer from a big box hardware store. After reading the reviews on the products they offered I searched for alternatives and stumbled across this little gem. Perfect for small jobs. Worked exactly like it should. Having a decent drill press helps. I had no problem with the cutter coming off the shaft like a few folks did. Just wish I could get plans to build the same table Dan uses in the instructional video. Thanks Stewmac for always making it easy

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