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Forum topic by BubingaBill posted 06-26-2015 03:41 PM 708 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BubingaBill

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06-26-2015 03:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question planer blade

Hi Jocks,
I picked up a really clean JET JWP12-4P planer yesterday and this is my first planer. It runs nice but I know I will need to replace the blades at some point. I’m mostly working with hardwoods and I could use some help getting my money’s worth in new blades. I haven’t run anything other than a test board through it and I would love some feedback from anyone that had or still has one of these. I don’t know how old it is but it’s the blue model # 708522.

Does anyone know if this requires an alignment tool to get the blades right??
Thanks,
Bill

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 06-26-2015 05:14 PM

I’m not familiar with that planer, nor could I find any info on it. But I’m thinking it’s a lunchbox and if true the only ones that wouldn’t need a jig are the ones with indexable knives (sometimes called disposable). Those align automatically when you install them, the other need something to set the knife height above the cutter head. To be honest, most of the factory knife jigs I’ve seen are crap. I would up buying this jig for my old Delta, and it really made things easier. It works with most of the lunchbox planers.

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#2 posted 06-26-2015 06:30 PM

Thanks Fred. That looks like a great tool!!
Any recomendations for blades??

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 06-27-2015 12:25 AM

Bill, I get my “disposable” blades resharpened several times. Costs almost as much as a new set BUT they cut better/last longer than new blades.

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#4 posted 06-27-2015 04:39 PM

Same as Grizzly G0505 ?? Go to them for parts and blades.

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 06-28-2015 11:42 AM

Bill, if you check Holbren's they sell a brand of blade called “Titan”, and they are excellent as well as cheaper. Other than that, I think most of the aftermarket blades would be just as good, and certainly cheaper than OEM. Infinity makes some

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#6 posted 06-29-2015 01:38 PM

Thank you all for the replies!
gfadvm: Where do I go to get planer blades sharpened?? I’m southwest of Chicago.

I would think it would take some real skill to sharpen those!

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#7 posted 06-29-2015 03:34 PM

Fred,
I can’t find the Titan brand on the Holbren site. Any suggestions where else to look?

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 06-29-2015 03:47 PM

Not really, that’s the only place I’ve bought them, they may have switched the brand of knives they carry. I do have a suggestion for a sharpener,http://lumberjocks.com/topics/105242# though. Close to you (I think) Bull Sharpening in Oak park has done my saw blades, router bits, planer knives, and even my carbide forstner bits (once I think). Really good service and good pricing as well. Their website has their price list.

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rwe2156

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#9 posted 06-29-2015 04:40 PM

Most industrial sharprning shops can do it.
If theres a newspaper printer around theres usually a place like that around.

Mine charges 11 cents/inch even though its like 1/2 the cost of new ones, I can’t see throwing them out.

BTW, it really pays to have a spare set sharpened and ready to go when you sent that board with a nail though it (how do I know that?)

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BubingaBill

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#10 posted 06-29-2015 04:45 PM

Very true.
I will find a new set first and then have the old set sharpened. I have guillotine cutters at work. I will find out who we send those blade to for sharpening and give them a call.
Thanks for all the advice!!!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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