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11-08-2013, 11:30 PM
I'm thinking about ordering the new Save-T-Planer and make my wood to the desired thickness (1.7mm) with this.
Any thoughts about this???

11-09-2013, 12:06 AM
Hi Sinus..This video on youtube is helpful..it shows how a sanding disc is used in conjunction.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l98KobHZ0rk If you are going to be serious about building tho' a "Jet 10-20 drum sander" would be better. http://www.axminster.co.uk/jet-10-20-plus-drum-sander

11-09-2013, 12:30 AM
Wish I was rich.....

11-09-2013, 02:00 AM
I've been using the Wagner Safe-T-Planer for 25 years, so I can recommend it. The problem is it is no longer made. The rotary planer being sold today is the off-shore knock off of the original and I can't vouch for how well it works. I keep threatening to purchase one to evaluate, but I haven't got around to doing it.

Please read my "Thickness Planing" entry on my Uke tips page here:


ernie kleinman
11-09-2013, 03:31 AM
I have one it/s limited for use on the drill press for headstocks and small stuff. You can rig up a better planing jig using angle iron a flat workboard and a cheapo ryobi router w ith a morising bit. Or learn to use a jack plane / smoother/ scraper like all the old school types . Builds charachter and knowledge at the same time . You learn vy little abt wood using a safety planer.

12-01-2013, 11:57 PM
Got one and it works great!!! I'm a happy guy! :-)

12-02-2013, 04:57 AM
Where did you find one?

12-06-2013, 03:51 AM
I have a thickness sander, so I use that for sides/tops etc. But I love the Safe-T planer for jobs like headstocks, neck taper etc. I think it would sketch me out to run something 1.7mm through it... I would probably opt for a sharp handplane for that job.

I purchased this one: http://durotools.com/DRILL-PRESS-SAFETY-WOOD-PLANER-REPLACEMENT-TO-WAGNER-SAFE-T-PLANER-P3011297.aspx I haven't actually used it yet, but it compares pretty well to the Wagner. A little less heavy, if I recall, but I'm sure it'll get the job done.

12-12-2013, 03:07 AM
yep, that's the one.

12-12-2013, 04:54 AM
I've got one an original Wagner unit, barely used, including the sharpening wheel and an extra set of cutters. PM me if you'd like to buy it.

12-14-2013, 03:15 AM
Sorry mate, bought the cheapo already... But thanks for the offer.
Uke on!

12-14-2013, 03:16 AM
Sorry mate, bought the cheapo already... But thanks for the offer.
Uke on!