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Steiner
01-21-2012, 04:14 PM
I anticipated buying one of these as soon as I got into a house and had a drill press. I've almost pulled the trigger on buying one anyways a number of times just so I had it when that day came, but never did. Finally got the other two parts of the equation and got online to buy the safe-t-planer and it's discontinued. Anyone have an extra one or one they'd part with because they have a drum sander or other thicknessing method. Buying or building a different thicknessing method is not feasible right now.

Flyfish57
01-21-2012, 04:55 PM
That bites!
Check with the guy on this tele forum
http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/307940-goodbye-safe-t-planer.html
...And no, I'm not giving mine up!

Doc_J
01-21-2012, 05:21 PM
You might be able to get one on ebay.

Hmm. Maybe it's time to get into the safe-t-planer business, as the original manufacturer is retiring.

bluesuke
01-21-2012, 05:35 PM
lmi has them or did you might check

Sven
01-21-2012, 10:23 PM
I have considered selling mine. Used only a few hours. I need a couple of days to think though.

Sven

finkdaddy
01-22-2012, 02:12 AM
Really?! Discontinued? Wow, I just got mine under the wire then. I just set mine up and have been testing it with wonderful results. I hope you find one!

Tarhead
01-22-2012, 06:16 AM
These folks have a Knock-Off:
http://woodworker.com/drill-press-planer-mssu-24760.asp?search=Drill press planer&searchmode=2
No experience with it.

Pete Howlett
01-22-2012, 06:27 AM
That is incredible - this is a wonderful tool. Has no-one thought to buy the business?

Pete Beardsley
01-22-2012, 06:43 AM
I bought one last month, amazed that they are discontinued already.
There is someone on ukelelecosmos selling one among a pile of other stuff. Might perhaps sell it alone if you ask?

http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25955

finkdaddy
01-22-2012, 09:05 AM
I'm going to order some extra cutters right now for future use!

Pete Howlett
01-22-2012, 10:20 AM
Mine's functioning on 2 cutters at present. Must get another set :)

Ken W
01-22-2012, 11:29 AM
I love mine. It saves a lot of time since I'm doing my final thicknessing on a shopmade, handfeed, sander that runs off of my old Shopsmith. I thickness on the Safe-t-planer to about .130" and then go to the sander for final thicknessing. I might not use it as much if I had one of those fancy, store-bought sanders, but it does the trick for now.

Many years ago (maybe in the first year of publication) Fine Woodworking ran an article about a gentleman whose only machine tool was a radial arm saw. He made grandfather clock cases and did all of his thicknessing (rough sawn wood to final thickness) with a Safe-t-planer on his radial arm saw. Even made some of the molding with it as I recall.

Steiner
01-22-2012, 05:27 PM
I tried calling the number for G&W Tool Co listed on an old instruction manual and it was disconnected. There's another G&W Tool Company that makes auto parts, but I'm still going to call them tomorrow and see if they're related at all and if there's any hope.

thehappyukulele
01-23-2012, 04:31 AM
Oh man they are out everywhere and even the replacement blades are gone. Mine is only a year or so old so I hope it lasts a long time.

Timbuck
01-23-2012, 07:02 AM
Oh man they are out everywhere and even the replacement blades are gone. Mine is only a year or so old so I hope it lasts a long time. Why dont you sharpen the old blades..it looks easy.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/04_sharpenB_sm.jpg

finkdaddy
01-23-2012, 07:43 AM
Why dont you sharpen the old blades..it looks easy.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc143/shiregreenbod/04_sharpenB_sm.jpg

You can get a ton of resharps out of the cutters, for sure. I just thought that if they are never going to be made again, it would be best to have another set of them lying around. :)

Sven
01-23-2012, 09:53 AM
Mine is now spoken for, should I decide to sell it.

But replacement cutters? Come on... isn't Timbuck around? Piece of cake for a man like 'im...

Sven
01-23-2012, 11:36 AM
http://durotools.com/Wood-Planer-for-Drill-Press-or-low-RPM-Router-Table-P2028736.aspx

Is the copy any good you think?

Steiner
01-23-2012, 01:11 PM
looks better than the woodworker.com planer which has a hollow base and might fill up with chips and dust and mess up the cut

http://woodworker.com/drill-press-planer-mssu-24760.asp?search=planer&searchmode=2

I might order that one and see how it works. There was one on ebay today too

Steiner
01-23-2012, 02:19 PM
I just bought the one from durotools.com. Hopefully it does a similar job.

Konala
01-27-2012, 02:58 PM
Stewart MacDonald now has replacement cutters back in stock if people want ot order spares.

Konala

Steiner
01-29-2012, 11:31 AM
Got the planer from durotools. It came fairly quickly. Says Made in Taiwan right on the box, but looks to be fairly good quality. I haven't used it yet, I'm going to try and build a jig to use it on the drill press.