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Blog series by SirFatty updated 05-22-2012 12:52 AM 2 parts 2275 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Blades

05-14-2012 05:51 PM by SirFatty | 4 comments »

My dad purchased a Ryobi AP-12 from Menards years ago.. maybe about 15 years ago. He gave it to me about 5 years ago and I have not used it too much. I just did not find a need for it until this project. So, I started it up, and started to feed a panel and nothing too much happened. Slow, no chips, nothing but a lot of noise. So, I took a look at the cutting blades and found them to be completely dull. No problem, I will head off to Menards to by a replacement set. Except they no lon...

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Part 2: The blades perform well...

05-22-2012 12:52 AM by SirFatty | 1 comment »

As I indicated in the previous blog, I wanted to save a few bucks and took my “disposable” Ryobi knives to work and asked the tool room manager to try sharpening them. Instead of trying to match the angle of the knife, he just removed .010” off the back. And the results are impressive. They went from completely dull to razor sharp: Those are some pine shaving left over from surfacing some panels. I’m not sure how many more times they can be sharpened, but fo...

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