View Full Version : safe t planer alternative?

01-03-2016, 09:45 AM
this might be me flogging a dead horse but is there an alternative out there? i have really limited space for my workshop and this tool would be ideal for me. if anyone knows a similar item let me know.

Vespa Bob
01-03-2016, 02:40 PM
Any reason that you want an alternate rather than the real thing? LMI sells the original Safe-T-Planer.


01-03-2016, 04:09 PM
the original has been out of production for about two years. StuMac has a similar new product, not quite the same, but apparently useful. There are always used ones on the 'bay as well.

01-03-2016, 05:57 PM
I use the Wagner copy variety with good success until it caused the drill chuck to fall out of the taper. Does any one have any tips on how to prevent this.

01-04-2016, 01:17 AM
Couple of options that I know of:

StewMac has started selling a copy of the original (as mentioned above) for $49.50 : http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Planes/StewMac_Safe-T-Planer.html

A high quality re-design is being produced from Musictools out of Brazil, which I first learned about from Robbie O'Brien; the Super Six Planer has 6 cutting heads. I've read nothing but great reviews and this appears to be a far better design than the original. The latest price I've sen is 520 Brazilian Dollars (approx. $132 US). https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153299588047173&id=297661517172 To order you need to email Vendas@musictools.com.br

01-04-2016, 05:21 AM
You might want to avoid the Woodtec rotary planer made in Taiwan. I bought one soon after the Wagners were no longer available and it was useless because of the soft cutters--they couldn't hold an edge at all.

Vespa Bob
01-04-2016, 05:57 AM
I guess my LMI catalog must be out of date, because on page 151 the Wagner original is advertised at $53.65


Beau Hannam Ukuleles
01-04-2016, 06:10 AM
stew mac- its cheaper and better then teh original

01-04-2016, 09:10 AM
Thanks for the replies Stewmac one it is!