On ebay there is a cheap chinese made 14 planer, don't know if its anygood, its cheap as hell. IF i were to buy another planer or recommend a planer to anybody on this forum it would have to be AT LEAST 13" wide. When occupied in the Nutcracker Suite the utmost care needs to be taken – there is no need for speed. Hackaday Podcast 094: Fake Sun, Hacked Super Mario, Minimum Viable Smart Glasses, And 3D Printers Can’t Do That, Escape Tunnel In Your Living Room: A Different Take On The Infinity Mirror, True Networked KVM Without Breaking The Bank, RadioShack To Be Reborn As Online-First Retailer, Espressif Leaks ESP32-C3: A WiFi SoC That’s RISC-V And Is ESP8266 Pin-Compatible, SMD Challenge Extreme Edition Gets Our Flux Flowing. Drum sander can be used for thicker items too. Comes with instructions, including how to make a simple plywood planing table for your drill press. This is done by way of a hinged table that can increase or decrease the distance to the drum. Wow. Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2019. Unfortunately, it was too badly damaged to be reattached. I just leave it off and clean up when I'm done. Where did you find the fingertip? My uncle has a full A++ shop with almost ALL grizzly equipment. arturo182 liked mini (Pi)QWERTY USB keyboard II.. Yann Guidon / YGDES liked Discrete NMOS Logic in 2020. I'm leaning toward the Dewalt, since most claim they are the making the best right now with no snip. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I also read that some people believe they are made at the same plant as Delta, JET, ... in China. Perhaps I’m slow but does this design produce a fixed thickness? You can put a very fine grit paper on the drum and sand pieces very very smooth. It's 1m x 1m, and now I think it could be even less. The Safe-T-Planer cuts a path 2-3/4" wide. How many passes does it take to plane a blank using your contraption? i do find it very good, plane to what ever size you want. I'd imagine it would take quite a few if I'm understanding how it works. Is it therefore common for the experienced builder to thickness plane down to 1 3/4 from an 8/4 blank? The article states that the drum gets velcro glued to it, for quick easy paper changes. Then again, I work during the day. I suppose in a pinch you could use a hand held router to thickness a board. Finer control? I've used other since I bought this one, and don't know how I would live w/o some of the features. I completely agree with the 13" minimum. a major problem with guitars is that we are usually dealing with bodies just about 13'. Fortunately, there are many technics, tools methods and theories around the construction of stringed instruments (Lutherie) in general, and electric guitars specifically. I did find one at the local hardware store for $199 however. Jet-Sking, MotoCrossing, Making Guitars and Shite, ** Current Guitar Of The Month contest **, Entry for the November Guitar Of The Month Contest is now open. By using our website and services, you expressly agree to the placement of our performance, functionality and advertising cookies. This allows quick and effortless changing of sand paper. Granted, I used it for much more than guitar building, but the bells and whistles of this machine were completly worth the extra bling. Nice folks, too. All in all, not successful. ;-). Next, I ran the bottom of the body over a jointer to get it nice and flat, then ran it through the thickness planer to get the top to match it. I hardly ever use my router hand-held anymore, this thing does all my thicknessing, I also used it for truing up the necktrough wings (used with a bearing and a straight guide), planes the angles for carved top instuments in seconds, and with an index pin (not added yet) can be used to cut out bodies using templates etc etc... You can see some more pics of it on my site, under Tele and PT. Too bad they jump up in price so much after 12". I think Jehle's observation that you need to start basically flat is a good one as well. Guitars (playing, composing, making, fixing, reading up on), hacky sack, eating and delivering pizza, cycling. I've also heard that it was made at the Jet plant. StewMac Safe-T-Planer for Building Stringed Instruments, Machined from aluminum, with a steel shank, Thickness nut and saddle blanks, necks, fingerboards, sold guitar bodies, all with one tool, Tool has 3 cutters, each with a spare edge to double the working life, Previous page of related Sponsored Products. You can post now and register later.   You cannot paste images directly. Better finish (with the planner you usually have to use a orbital sander afterwords)? Plane large or small pieces. My home in PA is close to one of their monster stores...huge building. Unable to add item to List. Takes less than a minute to assemble/dissasemble it. But the Delta impressed me also. Or a small nick on the blade that leaves a line when planing. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I can't remember the magazine that did the review - I'll see if I can find it tonight. Although I mostly just use 150grit on the drum and then hand sand with finer grit with the random orbit anyways. Superb graphics otherwise. I have the same thing but mine cost $400.00 (also from Home Depot). I have made a few table tops of 1200mm X 3600mm and 50mm thick with exotic woods – it’s hard work but the end product is worthwhile. It's basically an overhead router, correct? This works way better than I expected it to. Awesome, this is an amazing small cheap way to do small planing. I have a friend who bought the $199 Delta and I was watching him run it yesterday, and it works great, just not sure if I'd regret not getting a wider one later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Are you using a sanding paper that has Velcro on it? It would take a lot longer than a proper thickness planer or sander, but, as has been metioned before, it beats having to bug someone else to do it for you and to pay for it. Basically, you use a thickness sander on really thin stuff. Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote a comment on project log NMOS Logic and Discrete MOSFET Types. http://sandpaperamerica.com/ is the goto place for virtually any size of sandpaper. Lesson learned. I'm also still checking out the Grizzly Tool Brand.. since I've heard they make good stuff for a good price. Yeah I'd love to know where you can get a 13" one for that price.. Fits any 1/2" drill press chuck. OK, I have to ask. I have 12″ dewalt planer and 16-32 Performax drum sander in my basement workshop. I'm seriously thinking about buying a Grizzly since I've never heard a negative word from anyone on their products, so they must match top brands quality? Yes, it is typical for us to thickness plane the wood before building. I almost always use a random orbit hand sander afterwards with 150 and 320grit to clean up any imperfections left by the planer. There's a problem loading this menu right now. That's what I was thinking in terms of a guitar body 2 piece already glued together or a one piece.

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