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Forum topic by Mark posted 12-11-2009 01:37 AM 772 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2009 01:37 AM

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Ok I have a problem with my planer/blades. I have dull blades so I went and bought new ones Rigid brand. The Rigid ones say that they work on several brands and my planer is a delta. When I opened her up I realized the Rigid blades won’t fit in mine because of where the holes are located on the blades. On the Rigids they’re located right in the center of the blade but my planer only takes blades with 1 hole on each end. Sooo my question is “Can I drill holes in the blades where the pegs hold them on the planer or no?”

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 12-11-2009 01:45 AM

You might want see if you can find out how hard those blades are before you try to drill them. There is a fair amount of tempering in steel used in this application. I’ve seen people hurt trying this.
Also, how thick are these blades? 1/16, 1/8? Maybe you can just sharpen your old blades if they are 1/8” thick.
If there is a good shop up there, maybe they can put a bit of back grind on them and that will give you a better surface on your planning.

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 02:33 AM

send them back ,
and get the right ones .
send them a picture and specs of yours ,
if you have to .
we don’t want any accidents with
messing with the tempering .

its fords and chevies ,
got to have the right parts !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 02:40 AM

I say no. Any problems any they will not offer any warrenty. They are also hardened and I don’t think that drilling would be possable.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 03:07 AM

ya thats kinda what i was thinkin…thx guys

-- M.K.

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 03:32 AM

I say no don’t drill then like patron said send them back.

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 07:32 AM

You know what you get when you breed a Ford to a Chevy? A bastard everytime.

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