I never bothered to buy the carbide blades. I found so much damage to the hull that I stripped everything of value from the boat and took the hull to the local landfill. I latter found out that the boat had broken loose from its mooring during a storm and washed up on a rocky beach.
12-05-2002 06:51 AM
Did you find that once you replaced the planer with carbide baldes it worked well? A power planer costs about 1/5 what a dedicated marine shaver costs (why should I be surprised)
12-04-2002 09:24 AM
I have seen one in use and it looked like a hand held planer with a carbide blade. When I had to strip gelcoat on one of my boats, I purchased a planer and tried it. It works great for about 1 minute, then the blade is dull. The original blades are high speed steel rather than carbide. There is one place I know that sells carbide blades for hand planers. http://www.fiberglasssupply.com/Product_Catalog/ShapingTools/shapingtools.html
12-03-2002 09:52 AM
has anyone used a dedicated marine shaver to strip gelcoat off of a hull?