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Shape, sculpt and plane a huge variety of flat and curved parts: carvings, chair arms, chair legs, curved joinery and more!

Arbortech TurboPlane Blade

Item #
54234
Rating:
92% of 100

Mounted to your angle grinder, the Arbortech TurboPlane can be used to shape, sculpt and plane a huge variety of wooden objects. Use it to create large edge bevels, recessed bowls, or to flatten or texture large wooden expanses. It is particularly well-suited to machining curved parts, such as chair arms, chair legs, and for blending curved joints. The 1'' carbide cutters create clean shavings rather than dust, resulting in fast material removal and a remarkably smooth surface. Since the cutters stop short of the perimeter, the TurboPlane resists digging into adjacent surfaces, and the edge can even rub against a template guide. Use with 4'' and 4-1/2" angle grinders with a 5/8" or 7/8" arbor.


Features:

  • Freehand power carving in hard and soft wood
  • Wide cutting edge per tooth leaves a smooth finish requiring minimal sanding
  • Rapid sculpting, planing and trimming
  • Use level to plane surfaces smooth and flat; use angled to create convex and concave shapes
  • Excellent control, balance and resistance to gouging (no cutting teeth on blade perimeter)
  • Durable tungsten carbide teeth ensure long blade life even in hard woods
  • Easy to sharpen with a fine diamond lap stone
  • Precision machined from solid steel
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More Information
Brand Arbortech
Manufacturer Part Number IND.FG.400.20
Weight 0.5000
Tech Spec
  • Blade Diameter: 3-7/8''
  • Carbide Teeth Width: 1''
  • Maximum RPM: 12,000
  • Tooth Material: Tungsten Carbide
  • Body Material: Solid Steel (1/8'' thick)
Tech Docs No
4.6 / 5.0
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Super safe feeling tool that hogs out wood effortlessly! It seems to tear out more than the industrial woodcarver so stop carving shy of the finished edge.
April 15, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Performs as advertised
Fast and easy to control. Must wear hand and face protection as the stream of waste material can hurt. Have only about eight hours on it so far but see many advantages over chain saw tooth discs that I also use. Expensive but have no regrets adding it to the tool chest. Should add that I am an older power carver and tools like this aid both in safety and work time endurance.
April 11, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Extremely Versatile Tool
Overall, I have been extremely please with this tool and it is a lot more robust than it looks. I have been using it to make rustic ceder log furniture. It takes the wet and sap covered bark off the logs with no problem and is holding up very well. It takes a little getting use to so you don't gouge the wood. Highly recommend using face shield and long sleeve shirt. Some people have mentioned it was hard to mount the blade level, but I used both plastic spaces provide and it ran smooth. It also works well to shape wood. I have found it does not replace a flat hand planner for smoothing out a wide surface like a table top. I highly recommend for specific jobs.
April 10, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Abbortech
Love it ! Really does what it says it will, eats wood super fast.
January 19, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Freaking AWESOME!!!!!
This thing is freakinâ?? awesome. The blade cuts through and shapes wood effortlessly. It cuts so easily in fact that you need to start extremely light and gentle, donâ??t apply too much pressure because it will quickly remove as much material as you ask of it. I was truly impressed, itâ??s one of my favorite tools now.
November 11, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Love it lost it
I am a amateur wood worker while my son is a real pro carpenter. I thought I would show him what this could do. He tired it and bought it from me at a son's discount! He plans to use it for custom work on houses with arches and other special work. For such a small tool it does a big job. A real pleasant surprise.
October 30, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
really planes the wood
used to plane wood blanks to install faceplate to turn bowls, works great.
October 27, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Outstanding tool!
There is nothing I can find to fault about the Arbortech TurboPlane.Definitely recommend it.
August 28, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great tool but not so easy to use
I like the concept but the plastic shims are garbage, they wore out after 15 minutes of use. I use a Dewalt grinder and had to use two shims to lift the blade above the level of the handle.
It very much depends on the kind of wood you work on, in terms of how smooth the planning process is going to be. It kicks back on curly wood. To be fair, I probably need more practice.
November 9, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use. Beats hand gouging. Nice tool.
October 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I saw this in action on some youtube carving projects and I think I have a project where it should be very useful
Dennis N on Mar 16, 2018
Looks like a useful tool
Curtis K on Jan 5, 2018
I saw this in action on some youtube carving projects and I think I have a project where it should be very useful
Dennis N on Mar 16, 2018
It works great but I lost it or it was stolen. Need another
Dan F on Feb 8, 2018
Looks like a useful tool
Curtis K on Jan 5, 2018
ability to flatten wood easily
EDWARD K on Dec 27, 2017
to help speed carving bowls and other wood projects
Robert S on Dec 17, 2017
I want to try it because it looks quick and efficient.
Ken R on Oct 24, 2017
Looks to be handy for hand finishing various turning projects
William J. Cromie, M on Oct 19, 2017
I am a wood worker
Thomas S on Oct 7, 2017
I have read good reviews about it and wanted to see if will work for my purposes.
Byron G on Oct 6, 2017
I have used it in the past to carve furniture and flatten logs for the lathe
Lynn C on Oct 5, 2017
Purchased to flatten replacement logs on a log cabin.
Randy D on Oct 1, 2017
Recommended by another woodworker
Aaron H on Sep 17, 2017
I wanted to carve wood
robert r on Sep 12, 2017
Building chairs
Richard C on May 8, 2017
For shaping the contours on large model canoes in Hawaii. I used a friends TurboPlane a while ago and was very impressed.
David K on Jan 31, 2017
I build rustic furniture with live edge this will help smooth out the rough edges.
Aubry W on Jan 3, 2017
I plan to use it primarily to surface plane rough wood stock
Walter M on Aug 18, 2016
Wanted to try it on some of my projects.
Randall G on Aug 15, 2016
It works great but I lost it or it was stolen. Need another
Dan F on Feb 8, 2018
ability to flatten wood easily
EDWARD K on Dec 27, 2017
What is the arbor size ?
David H on Dec 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It fits a standard 4 and 4.5 US angle grinder. I believe it is 5/8.
can the blade be sharpened ?
JEFF S on Jul 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Very easy to sharpen. All you need is a flat diamond surface, preferably a medium grit sharpening file. Square up the file with the carbide tooth so that they are flat against each other. A few strokes should refine the carbide edge, but check to make sure their is some black residue left on the file as this tells you that you are getting into the carbide. You are not so much aiming for heavy duty sharpening as your redefining the carbide edge. Run your finger over the edge of the carbide and if it catches, you are good to go. When dull it will feel rounded or smooth when you run your finer of the carbide.
Can this be used to strip bark off a spruce or other types of soft sappy wood?
Hatchet on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used it to plane down the stump of a pine tree which was pretty sappy. It worked but eye protection and long sleeves are a must or you'll covered with wood fibers and sap pretty quickly.
I can't get my new Arbortech turbo plane attached to my new Porter-Cable PCE810 4-1/2'' Angle Grinder? I used the 2 black spacers but does not hold the Arbortech blade firm and blade is wobbly.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated
Steve F on Dec 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Seems strange enough to swap out either the grinder or the wheel. Mine attached properly. I've had limited use of the combination of the two, but they seem okay - no wobble or slack in the setting. The Arbotech blade locked down without a problem using the two washers with the wide segment against the blade, the narrow segment against the base. Please keep us apprised of any potential problems with the combination tool's progress. Hope this helps.
Can you buy an extender to reach into bowls as you can with other arbor tech tools?; also, where do you get a lock nut from?
woodchucker on Mar 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is probably a little big to attempt to use an extender, it would be difficult to control and therefore unsafe. The locknut is going to be specific to your grinder so check with their customer service to order that part. I know Home Depot carries locknuts for the brands they carry (Makita, Dewalt, etc)