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Forum topic by Jim K posted 11-03-2009 12:10 PM 2576 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim K

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11-03-2009 12:10 PM

found A toolcraft 4” jointer on e-bay. Has anyone ever used this brand before? They went out of business in 1984. I got it for right around 100 bucks including shipping old owner said the blades need to be sharpened? How does a person go about doing this? Do i just look around for new blades? Just got started in woodworking and my dad has some rough sawed mixed hardwoods. I tried to use a few pieces that looked straight to me. Boy was i wrong i put a straight edge along the board and i could really see the wave in the edge along the length that i thought looked ok.

any help in trying to sharpen the blades or finding new ones would be nice?


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#1 posted 11-03-2009 12:56 PM

Jim, Here is a source for planer knives. For a set of 4” high speed steel knives the price is $8.53 plus shipping. As far as sharpening goes I generally use my sawblade manufacturer, Forrest Manufacturering for sharpening my planer knives. For high speed steel sharpening Forrest charges $0.70 per inch. For a 3 knife set that would run $8.40 plus shipping.

If I were in your situation I would opt for a new set of blades since price wise it is a wash.

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