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Stacy

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I was looking through old posts for tips on a decent soap planer and found this thread: http://www.soapmakingforum.com/showthread.php?t=25412

If you want something that planes and bevels, I just recently purchased this one about a month or so ago:

http://www.soap-making-resource.com/soap-beveler.html

I was kind of hesitant to buy it at first because it's made of 100% acrylic, which means no replacement blades and no way to sharpen it (that I know of), but like you, I was having no luck finding any US suppliers that were still selling a planer or had not gone out of business, etc.., and was I getting desperate.

Well, anyway, I am very happy with my purchase, so far. It planes my soap beautifully, shaving off only the thinnest layer you can possibly imagine being able to shave off of a bar of soap- it's as close to paper-thin as a layer of soap can get and still remain in one piece. I was very impressed. I'm kinda concerned about the sharpness of the 'blade' going dull over time, but at least for now it is very sharp and shows no sign of wearing down. I should probably mention that I'm not in business and my batches are on the small side (1lb to 2.5 lbs mostly, and on occassion 5 lbs.), and I don't need to plane all my soaps, so it's not getting a huge amount of wear-and-tear use.
I also have this one and LOVE it !

Is it possible for an acrylic blade to dull?


http://www.soap-making-resource.com/soap-beveler.html

I think you were the only two in that thread that said you used this one (and are still active that I can see). Do you still like it a few years later?

Anyone have better suggestions from newer sources?
 

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Hi Stacy!

Yes, I still use this planer (the very same one that I bought in 2011 that I talked about in my above post) , and yes- it still works great for me. The acrylic blade is still very sharp and shaves off the thinnest layer with ease. I do take very good care of, though. I only hand-wash it, and I dry it immediately and store blade-side down on a shelf.


IrishLass :)
 

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Hello Stacy,
Ditto to what IrishLass posted. Still have mine and love it. Just ordered one for my daughter! I also had wash mine.
 

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Thanks, ladies. Nice to know it's held up to the test of time!

One more thing to add to the list :shifty:
 

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