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Forum topic by Sirgreggins posted 09-13-2012 02:34 AM 717 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sirgreggins

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09-13-2012 02:34 AM

Does anyone have a used safe t planer or other similar rotary planer for a drill press i can buy?


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#1 posted 09-13-2012 06:16 PM

I have used one many years ago. They work moderately well. My experience is they do the job but leave a relatively rough surface that has to be cleaned up. The trick is to align the cutter exactly in line with the center section (bottom).
This is best done by setting the planer on a sheet of glass and letting the loosened cutter drop until it rests on the glass surface. Then tighten the cutter.

Planeman

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 07:45 PM

i build guitars so i just want something to take off the bulk of the material especially on ziricote. I spent about 8 hours and 4 rolls of sandpaper on a drum sander to get it to thickness and it’s still not quite where i want it. Maybe i should just set my plane to take a .001” shaving and see how that goes. I tried at about .004” and got ridiculous tearout. Most other woods haven’t been an issue. The cedar top i’m wokring on is a dream to plane and clean up with a scraper.

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